“The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory” (Grand Central Publishing, 2015) is a feel-good inspiring underdog story, in a “Karate Kid” kind of way. It’s about the life of Soichi Sakamoto, a Pu‘unënë school teacher who taught poverty-stricken children of sugar-plantation workers to swim….

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