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5 Olympic Sports to Try in OKC

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The 2016 Summer Olympics are finally here and all eyes are on Rio. As your kids get into the Olympic spirit and watch impressive athletes tackle amazing feats, they might get inspired to try a new sport or activity. Oklahoma City offers plenty of opportunities to expose your kids to their favorite Olympic sport. Here are a few ways your kids can get involved in a popular Olympic sport right here in the OKC metro.

Gymnastics: One of the most incredible Olympic sports to watch, gymnastics offers a wide range of activities to kids. If your little ones get inspired this year by Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas, give them a chance to try some of those skills for themselves at Twist & Shout Training Center.

Swimming: Kids can't resist fun in the water and watching Olympic athletes compete in the pool is one of the most thrilling things about the Summer Games. Whether they're inspired by the quick strokes down the lanes or the platform diving, YMCA locations throughout the Oklahoma City metro can help them perfect their own skills. Check out these other options for swim lessons in the OKC metro, too!

Soccer: Fast-paced and fun to watch, soccer is a great way to introduce kids to some new athletic feats. SoccerCity and i9 Sports are a couple of the great local places to enroll kids in soccer programs. 

Rowing: With the U.S. Olympic Rowing Training Facility located right here in Oklahoma City, it goes without saying that local kids should find it easy to get excited about this Olympic sport. RIVERSPORT Adventures boasts plenty of ways to get kids involved in the sport.

Basketball: Oklahoma City might have had to say goodbye to Thunder great Kevin Durant, but you'll be able to see him play alongside other basketball legends on the U.S. Men's National Team in Rio this year. If that ignites a love for the game, Solid Rock Basketball is a great place to brush up on skills and learn more about the game. 

To get involved in other sports and activities, be sure to check out our 2016 After-School Activities Guide.

Here's a great resource for learning more about each sport as you watch the Olympics together.

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