The Michael Phelps Effect
Record-breaking athlete Michael Phelps might be in China at the moment, but from the other side of the world he's inspiring kids across the U.S. to get swimming. You could call it the Phelps Effect. Take Tameka, age 9, and Kayarah, age 8, for example. They love to watch the Olympic swim team so much they have picnics around the television and watch the competitions even in Spanish! When The Takeaway's Femi Oke met them at their local pool, they were so enthusiastic about swimming that we couldn't resist booking them on the show.