Olympic athletes are role models for overcoming tough adversity among Michigan youth.
There’s a little something for everybody in the Olympics: drama, competition, pageantry and spectacle, stories of victory and of triumph over adversity. For Michigan in the 2012 Games in London, there was all that and more. Our state was exceptionally well-represented at the just-completed games. Eleven athletes with Michigan ties won medals in London, including 10 Americans and one Canadian. But the Olympic games are about more than victory and gold. Michigan athletes gave us valuable lessons, not just about hard work and dedication on the field or in the pool, but about how to overcome tough circumstances and handle adversity with poise. Michigan cheered remarkable triumphs Swimmer Michael Phelps, who perfected his legendary training …
Club Wolverine in Ann Arbor and Gym America in Saline will sponsor viewing parties on July 31.
Friday, July 27, 2012
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…