I Love Swimming is a tomboy story about a young girl who loves swimming and thinks of herself as one of the boys. She has always just worn board shorts with no top, like all of her friends. The story is told by the child as she enjoys various different swimming adventures. Midway through the book, it is revealed that she is a girl, and her school insists that she must wear girls’ togs. Aged about six or seven, she is on a cusp age—not quite a little child, not quite an older child. She is dealing with a time of transition that has come before she is aware of it or ready for it. Her school is governed by stricter social rules, which creates conflict for her.