Click the “Swimming” link above to find texts for the swimming enthusiasts in your classroom.  Enjoy!

Key:

^ Nonfiction

# Other: Poetry, Drama, etc.

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s views on grade level appropriateness.

Swimming

Heart A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)

Anything But OrdinaryAnything but Ordinary by Lara Avery (Female Protagonist; Grades 8-12)

Born In SinBorn in Sin by Evelyn Coleman (Female Protagonist; Grades 8-11)

Breaking the Surface ^ Breaking the Surface by Eric Marcus and Greg Louganis (LGBTQ, Multicultural)

BreathlessBreathless by Jessica Warman (Female Protagonist)

Breathless (Orca Soundings)Breathless by Pam Withers (Female Protagonist; Grades 8-12)

Haze by Erin Thomas (Hazing; Grades 5-9)

HeatHeat by Michael Cadnum (Female Protagonist; Grades 6-8)

In Lane Three, Alex ArcherIn Lane Three, Alex Archer by Tessa Duder (Female Protagonist)

IronmanIronman by Chris Crutcher (Bullying, LGBTQ; Grades 9-12)

    Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters (Female Protagonist, LGBTQ; Grades 9-12)

Period.8 by Chris Crutcher (Grades 8-12)

Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics by John Feinstein (Female Protagonist; Grades 6-8)

Spotting for NellieSpotting for Nellie by Pamela Lowell (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-10)

Staying Fat for Sarah ByrnesStaying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher (Grades 7-12)

Stotan!Stotan! by Chris Crutcher (Grades 9-12)

Swim the FlySwim the Fly by Don Calame (Grades 9-12)

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer^ Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox (Female Protagonist)

The Miseducation of Cameron PostThe Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth (Female Protagonist, LGBTQ; Grades 9-12)

Whale TalkWhale Talk by Chris Crutcher (Bullying, Racism; Grades 7-12)

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