Age Ain't Nothing But A Thing!

Jacob Long and Sean Hepler, are both just ten years old, and yet they are representing the Marshall Island in the swimming at the Micro-Games.

As the youngest male swimming competitors, they face a great challenge.

Although both of them are only ten years old, they dared to compete against older, more experienced competitors, one at the age of 26.

Despite this large age gap, Long and Hepler don't seem to be afraid of any of their opponent.

 After seeing these two little boys compete in the swimming competition, no doubt they become the crowds inspiration!

"My sister and my mom inspired me to become a swimmer"  Jacob stated.

Sean was also being inspired by the sister, who is an Olympian and his mother, who happen to be his coach.

These two young men have a message to all Micronesians especially the younger ones, "believe in yourself, and if you feel like giving up, you shouldn't give up, keep fighting for what you want to do."


By: Jeroleen Hedgar & Jamie Ioanis

United Youth Media


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