The Swim - A novel about friendship and the longest swim in the world


When bookish, wheelchair bound Goliath befriends the giant and incredibly shy boy named Tiny, who lives at the community swimming pool, the two outsiders become closer than brothers. As Goliath's health deteriorates, they hatch a preposterous plan to get him the treatment to save his life: They will swim across the Atlantic Ocean! Well, Tiny will swim while Goliath, his mom, a friendly fisherman named Kurt, and a World Record controller all follow along on Kurt's fishing boat. As they set out in an attempt to do the unthinkable, battling storms and high seas, ocean predators and whale hunters alike, this epic and heartwarming tale about unlikely friendships and the longest swim in the world will be an adventure like no other.

Written By Jens (Fredrik) Colting