|Written by a mother who lost her precious daughter and put her grief to work, The Boy Who Could Swim stresses the importance of every child learning to swim. The boy in the story, Michael, who is inspired by her son, finds out learning to swim can have its challenges. However, he pulls through and experiences the joy and pride of being safe in the water and the fun of swimming. This book highlights the importance of children learning to swim. Vahnessa tells the story of one child’s desire to develop this skill, the challenge of learning, and the triumph of mastering it. She hopes more children will desire to swim and be safer and happier in water. The Soleila G. Estien Memorial Swim Strong Scholarship was established by Vahnessa in her daughter’s name.
Proceeds from this book help fund the scholarship.