Sammy Swims by Jamal Hill
The wonderful children's book to our book, coloring book and teacher's guide: Sammy Swims.
This children's book follows the main character, Sammy, through his first day of school where his enthusiasm for school takes a dive when he receives an unexpected invitation to a classmate’s pool party. Sammy is ashamed to admit that he’s never learned to swim until he meets a swim champion that teaches, not only him, but his family, to swim.
Jamal Hill is an American Paralympic swimmer, from Inglewood, California. He has the degenerative disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth and represented the United States at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan where he won a bronze medal. He is the president of Swim Up Hill Organization, a non-profit foundation, whose mission is to teach 1,000,000 people to swim.
Written by Jamal Hill with Todd Civin. Illustrations by Angelo France