The Twenty One Mile Swim Author:Matt Christopher Joey Vass wasn't a swimmer, but since his family bought a house on the shore of a lake, he decided he'd better learn how. Everything is going along fine until a guy on the school swimming team starts to tease him constantly. — Angered by the teasing, Joey decides to become and expert at a different kind of swimming- long distance. Joey determin... more »es that before he leaves high school he'll swim the length of the lake: a distance of twenty-one miles.
Not too many people believe Joey can achieve his goal, but Joey tries anyway, and in the process he learns a good deal about the self-discipline and endurance it sometimes takes to make a dream come true.« less