101. Learning to Swim

Little Tommy had been bugging his parents to him how to swim. He was only six old, but he wanted to learn ever since the London Summer Olympics. He was only four old at the time, but he remembers watching Phelps win six gold medals, and wanted to just like him. Tommy's parents thought he was young at the time, but decided the time right to give him lessons.

Many homes in United States have swimming pools, but Tommy's did . His parents lived in a condominium, which is an apartment complex. So Tommy's parents took him the local YMCA to enroll him into swimming . "This place is big," said Tommy. Everyone is big and strong. Tommy was just a kid, he was determined to learn how to swim.

the family reached the pool, Tommy's jaw almost to the floor. He was amazed at the of the pool. He had never seen anything large in his life. It was an Olympic-sized and there were many swimmers doing laps while were just playing around, or diving off the diving boards. Tommy got even more excited.

Off the left, there were a group of kids Tommy's age, who were already in a swimming . Some of the younger kids were crying, but was okay with Tommy. He was not afraid . He was determined to learn how to swim.