Victory in the Pool
Sacramento History Museum


Join us as we welcome author Bill George for a talk on his book, Victory in the Pool: How a Maverick Coach Upended Society and Led a Group of Young Swimmers to Olympic Glory.


George tells the inspiring story of Sherm Chavoor a swim coach who could not swim, and his dedicated athletes who rose from obscurity to win twenty Olympic gold medals during the 1960s and ‘70s. They triumphed in two of the most tumultuous and dangerous Olympic Games ever held, the 1968 Mexico City Games and the 1972 Munich Games.


Olympic medalists Debbie Meyer and Jeff Float join Bill George for this evening of their story of overcoming incredible odds and coming out triumphant.


The event is FREE for Sacramento History Museum members and $10 for General Admission. Click here purchase your tickets or call the Front Desk at 916-808-7059.



Event will be held at the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street in Old Sacramento. Metered parking is available throughout the district with the nearest parking structure located at 2nd and I Streets across from the California State Railroad Museum. Please allow time to park and walk to the Museum. Tickets do not need to be printed, names will be on a list at check in.