Learning Work Ethic Through Olympic Biographies

My seven year old is really enjoying swim lessons, to the point of taking it very seriously.  I love watching him work this hard and truly feel good about it.

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To encourage his enthusiasm in his hobby, garner some Olympic spirit, and impress him with the results of hard work, I collected information about a few of our U.S. Olympic Team swimmers.  I basically copied and pasted the information from swimswam.com onto a sheet that’s easier for a second-grader-to-be to read.  He’s most interested in who they are and where they come from, rather than their racing statistics, so I left those out for now.  These would be great to use for a writing assignment later.

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I look forward to him learning about our Olympic Swim Team, watching some races, and learning the power of work ethic this summer!