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Area Athletic Groups Offer Residents Unique Olympics Viewing Parties

Club Wolverine in Ann Arbor and Gym America in Saline will sponsor viewing parties on July 31.

Local athletic clubs are getting into the Olympic spirit and offering unique ways to watch the action from London.

Club Wolverine of Ann Arbor is inviting prospective swimmers between the age of 5 and 17 a chance to watch a night of Olympic swimming competition while floating in the University of Michigan’s Canham Natatorium pool.

The Club Wolverine Splash Bash will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on July 31. During the night, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps will compete in the men’s 200 butterfly final and former Club Wolverine age-group swimmer Allison Schmitt will swim in the 200 freestyle.

Swimmers interested in joining Club Wolverine will be evaluated and given a suggested training group that fits his or her skill set. Pizza will be served. Participants should bring their own flotation device.

On the same night, Gym America in Saline is hosting its “Olympic Experience” at the Saline High School gymnasium. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and are followed by the viewing of the women’s gymnastics team finals on a movie screen beginning at 8 p.m.

Admission is free and food and beverages will be available at the concession stand.

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