Our hometown libraries offer a tsunami full of water sports and Summer Olympics-rich resources, both online and in print, for learners of all ages. But on this Pathway eager explorers, between the ages of 0 to 12 (and their Summer Learning Coaches), will enjoy learning more about the water sport events at this year’s Summer Olympics: Canoe/Kayak, Diving, Rowing, Sailing, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, and Water Polo.
So pull down those learning swim caps, and let's get started with Water Sports for Children!
Sailing by Michael Teitelbaum
Overview of the sport of sailing, its origins, famous racers, and tips on starting up this fun hobby.
Canoeing by Sara Green
The earliest canoes were merely hollowed-out tree trunks. These gave way to birch bark canoes and, later on, wood-and-canvas canoes. Today there are racing canoes, inflatable canoes, and even whitewater canoes. Readers will delight as their tranquil conceptions of canoeing are shaken and capsized.
Great Moments in Olympic Swimming and Diving by Karen Rosen
Tells the history of the Games, including the great moments sidebars, action photos, great olympians list.
Diving Off the Edge by Jake Maddox; illustrated by Sean Tiffany
Riley and Blake are best friends, but Blake finds a new group of friends, so Riley joins the swim team and finds he doesn't need Blake's friendship. Blake tries a crazy stunt at the lake one day, will Riley put the past behind and save him?
Cork & Fuzz: the simming lesson by Dori Chaconas, illustrated by Lisa McCue
Cork the muskrat wants his best friend Fuzz, a possum, to visit his home, but first he must teach Fuzz to swim and not be afraid of the water.
Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins
Going swimming for the first time together, Maisy, Eddie, and Tallulah venture into the pool and adjust to the cold water while learning how to kick, float, and blow bubbles.
Captain Awesome Takes a Dive by Stan Kirby; illustrated by George O'Connor
To finish summer swimming lessons, Eugene brings out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to confront the "Blobby Blob-Blob" at the deep end of the pool.
Our catalog can help!
Check the PLS online library calendar to find more children's games and sports programs.
- Sports Illustrated Kids
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- Search for Print & eBooks;
- Place holds on Print & eBooks;
- Retrieve eBooks that are ready for download;
- Using OverDrive® Read technology, open & read eBooks directly in the PLS Connect app;
- Renew Print & eBooks, that are eligible for renewal;
- Return eBooks before the expiration date;
- Easily get program & event information for your library.
As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!