"As a child with polio in the early 1900s, swimming set Ethelda Bleibtrey free. The water released her from her pain and helped her build strong muscle--and a powerful spirit. From then on, from the New York beaches to the 1920 Olympics, Ethelda made a splash wherever she went"--
Ages 6-10 Sleeping Bear Press.|||juvenile
Elisa Boxer ; Elizabeth Baddeley, illustrator.