June 17, 2015
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
by Paula Yoo
In 1932, when Sammy Lee was twelve-years-old, he could only use the public swimming pool on only one day per week. Segregation affected not only African Americans, but other people of colour, including Korean Americans. However, Sammy had discovered a passion for diving and was determined to compete at the Olympics. His father didn't approve, wanting Sammy to become a doctor instead, which he eventually did. But he never gave up on his dream.
An inspiring tale of dedication and perseverance for all aspiring athletes.