Kids from around Knoxville got the chance to meet an Olympian and learn more about a summer swimming program.
Sign ups for Emerald Youth’s swim team’s seventh season started Tuesday. Gold medal winning swimmer Davis Tarwater spoke to the kids about his own swimming experiences and helped register the kids for the team.
Tarwater says he hopes he can help encourage kids to get involved with swimming.
“Knowing what the sport’s meant to me, to be able to turn around and give back and encourage kids that they can do it, hopefully they can see me and see that I’ve been able to go through the sport and achieve a high level of success,” he said.
Hear also Tarwater talking on “Sports Animal” about supporting Boston bombing victim Nicole Gross and family.