Tag: swimming

Katie Ledecky – Olympic Champion Has No Secret to Her Success

Katie Ledecky, from Bethesda, Maryland, is still a teenager, yet she has won 5 Olympic Medals and 9 World Championships in her sport of swimming! How did she do all of this at such a young age? The secret, according to Katie, is that there is no secret! For one… Read more »

Cullen Jones – Olympian Goes From Nearly Drowning to Saving Lives

When Cullen Jones was 5 years old he nearly drowned.  Instead of letting this horrible incident create more fear around water, Cullen decided instead to become a good swimmer. But not just any good swimmer. In case you have not heard of him, Cullen Jones is the first African American… Read more »

Kayla Wheeler and Breanna Sprenger – Two Champions Making the Most of Their Gifts

Kayla Wheeler, a teenager from Lynnwood, Washington, was born with with no legs and only one arm. Yet, that has not stopped her from becoming a very, very full person! She is a record setting swimmer, plays piano, is an A student and a very happy person. At 16 years… Read more »

Conner and Cayden Long – Inspirational Brothers and Sportskids of the Year

Conner Long is nine years old and his little brother Cayden is seven. They are from White House, Tennessee and both love sports.  However, only one of them can participate in sports.  The difference is that Cayden has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or talk on his own. As… Read more »

Wanda Butts: Making Good Come From Tragedy

In 2006, Wanda Butts experienced a great tragedy.  Her 16 year old son, Josh, drowned while rafting in Michigan. One year later, focused on making something good come from this horrible event, Wanda started a program to teach children how to swim. She started the Josh Project and through this program… Read more »