The Deep End by Robert Swindells
Jake's sister Lisa has a chance at Olympic glory in the swimming pool - or she did, until the council decide to close the local baths! Could a protest change their minds? Lisa's hopes of qualifying for the Olympics are dashed by the closure of the local swimming baths, but her boyfriend has a plan to stir up local support for their cause. Jake is eager to get involved and help his sister, but plans for a peaceful protest are threatened when troublemakers arrive. Thought-provoking drama. With a reading age of 8+ this is also suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.