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Swim to Win

By Vallery Hyduk

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Birch Hill Swim Club has a new coach and the team's star swimmer, eighth-grader Lasha Boyko, couldn't be more excited. Even though the lanky swimmer comes from an immigrant Ukrainian family of modest means, she dreams big. The coach has a track record of producing Olympians and Lasha wants to be her next star. The hitch is that she's one of the fiercest trainers in world. To achieve her lofty goals, Lasha must look within herself to find the strength. Can she be a champion? [Fry Reading Level - 3.5

"... a convincing picture of the life of a competitive swimmer...

Swim to Win would be a good Rapid Read/High-Low for grades 5-8. "

- Rebecca King CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Along with generous measures of information about competition swimming (delivered in context, not as info dumps), readers will get a solid sense of the inner toughness required to excel....Salutary reading for young athletes with big dreams."

- John Peters Booklist Online (US)

"Vallery Hyduk is a former competitive swimmer, and it certainly shows in Swim to Win... Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game!' "

- Patricia Jermey Resource Links

VALLERY HYDUK swam competitively for twelve years. For nine of those years, she competed at the national level. At sixteen, she was ranked 16th in the world. She attended the University of Michigan on an athletic scholarship. Vallery now owns her own television production company in Toronto and writes for television, radio, and the Web. She is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, Canadian Women in Communications, and the Canadian Film and Television Producers Association. This is her debut novel.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 11th March 2011
ISBN: 9781552776667
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 4th April 2011
ISBN: 9781552776988
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 26th September 2011
ISBN: 9781552776674
Format: EPUB

Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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