Bill George is a Granite Bay author, film maker and historian. He has produced seven documentary films about California history, all of which have aired on PBS. His previous book, “Rails, Tales and Trails” chronicles the construction of The Central Pacific Railroad from Sacramento to Reno,
His new book is called Victory in the Pool and that chronicles the great accomplishments of Coach Sherm Chavoor and Sacramento’s Olympic swimming dynasty.
EVENT THIS WEEKEND:
So this Saturday at 1 pm, George will give a talk at the Sac City LIbrrary and he will be joined by Olympians Debbie Meyer and Jeff Float and Tak Iseri, one of Sacramento’s first great swimmers. .
More on Saturday's in-person event:
“Victory in the Pool” author Bill George will be joined by Olympians Debbie Meyer and Jeff Float and Tak Iseri, one of Sacramento’s first great swimmers, during a presentation and discussion of this new book about Sacramento’s Olympic swimming dynasty. Iseri in 1948 won the Pacific Amateur Association Championships and later became team captain at UC Berkeley. He will meet Meyer and Float for the first time.
1PM Saturday, May 12
Sacramento City Library, 828 I Street Sacramento
(Parking is available at the Park Tower Garage. J Street entrance, between 8th and 9th Streets (directly adjacent to the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria).
Raise awareness of this important book about the great accomplishments of Coach Sherm Chavoor and Sacramento’s amazing swimmers.
The new book, “Victory in the Pool” chronicles the achievements of swimmers from Sacramento’s Arden Hills Swim and Tennis club who won twenty Olympic Gold medals in the 1960s and 70s. The foundations of the team were established by the efforts of swimmers like Tak Iseri. Iseri, now in his 90’s, who was among the first great swimmers produced by legendary U.S. Olympic coach Sherm Chavoor from the famed Arden Hills Swim and Tennis Club.