SheAyré Bowles’ Newly Released “Goggle Girl Takes Her Mark” Is an Inspiring Story About a Young Swimmer Who Makes a Difficult Decision to Win a Big Race

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“Goggle Girl Takes Her Mark” from Christian Faith Publishing author SheAyré Bowles is an uplifting story about Goggle Girl, a young athlete training for the swimming finals, who wants more than anything to win the gold in the 50 freestyle, only to realize she has to make the hard decision of staying true to her heart or cheating with a false start to save her energy for the last race.

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“Goggle Girl Takes Her Mark”: the powerful story of a young athlete’s struggle with integrity. “Goggle Girl Takes Her Mark” is the creation of published author, SheAyré Bowles, a college swimming athlete from Anchorage, Alaska, who started swimming competitively in the fifth grade.

Bowles writes, “False starting is embarrassing! In order to false start you have to get on the starting block, and wait for the starter to say, ‘Take your mark.’ You take your mark, ready to go, but then you jump off the blocks before the buzzer goes off. If you false start, you are disqualified from the race. Everyone will look at you; some will laugh, and many will feel bad for you, but everyone is thinking the same thing—which you should have known better because you are in finals. It is like when you are walking down a hall way at school, everyone looking at you; you trip and fall on your face. I was at a loss of words when he told me this because I never suspected him to say that. Usually he would tell me to go fast and beat the girls next to me, but this time he told me to do something out of the ordinary. I could tell he was serious by his face expression and his tone of voice. He told me to get my rest and think about false starting to save my energy for my best race.

I was standing with my teammates talking to them about what the coach said to me about false starting. They were amazed at what the coach said, and they asked me if I was going to do it, but I did not know.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, SheAyré Bowles’ new book is a simple but powerful story about personal integrity when it comes to making it in the world of competition.

Goggle Girl will inspire young readers to stay true to themselves and what is right despite the external pressures from one’s coach, friends, and teammates.

View a synopsis of “Goggle Girl Takes Her Mark” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Goggle Girl Takes Her Mark” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Goggle Girl Takes Her Mark”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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