Summer Olympic Sports: Swimming and Diving
From the Series Summer Olympic Sports
Every four years, athletes gather to test their strength and speed against the worldХs best at the Summer Olympic Games. This updated series explains the most popular Olympic sporting events to young readers who are eager to watch the excitement. Includes a table of contents, Q&A boxes, glossary, further resources, and index. This updated book for elementary readers presents information about the rules and types of swimming and diving events featured at the Olympics, including swimming races, diving, and artistic swimming (formerly synchronized swimming). Includes a table of contents, Q&A feature, glossary, books and websites, and index.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Imprint||Amicus High Interest|
|Series||Summer Olympic Sports|
|Number of Pages||32|
|ISBN||9781681518244, 9781681518640, 9781681518244B|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, multi-user ebook, Print + Ebook|
|Author||M. K. Osborne|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9.5|
|Guided Reading Level||L|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.5|
School Library Journal - Series Made Simple
Series Review: Gr 2-5–This series features many new Olympic sports and rules that have been added since the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Gymnastics details the history of the sport and describes the differences between artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. Swimming and Diving describes the transition from synchronized to artistic swimming, and Combat Sports highlights the inclusion of karate. The overviews are somewhat simplistic and do not unpack the sometimes complicated rules of each sport. Nonetheless, they are welcome updates. Basketball, Combat Sports, and Swimming and Diving invite readers to watch the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but the games have been postponed due to the pandemic. VERDICT Purchase those that don’t have the date stamp of 2020.