Here’s a Jackie story that few, if any, people know.
We had a friend who was a terrific swimmer. He had swum for the UCLA varsity. Jackie either couldn’t swim or wasn’t as proficient as she wanted to be–I don’t remember exactly which it was. But she asked our friend if he’d teach her. He agreed and worked with Jackie. I do remember her telling me the guy was amazing when he got in the water, an unbelievable swimmer. I don’t know how much better Jackie became as a swimmer, but she seemed to enjoy the lessons. The guy’s name was Paul Howard. His father was Moe Howard of 3 Stooges fame..