Swim to Win

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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?

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978-1-55277-666-7
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV039020, JUV039250, JUV032060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 690
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Vallery Hyduk

Vallery Hyduk swam competitively for twelve years. 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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Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View available downloads →