Young Florida swimmer wins 1st-place trophy at meet, gives it to rival swimmer who's been ill

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 17, 2013 - 9:31 AM

JUPITER, Fla. — One of Florida's best young swimmers earned a first-place trophy at a recent meet — and gave it to his rival.

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holtjanDec. 17, 13 9:15 AM

Sounds like good parents

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threed61Dec. 17, 13 9:43 AM

Bravo. Some things are more important than competition.

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mrbuckDec. 17, 1310:08 AM

Kudos to this young man AND to his parents.

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Dares1Dec. 17, 1310:11 AM

This act of kindness will be returned to you many times over. Congratulations to you (and your parents)!

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kkjerDec. 17, 1310:26 AM

Brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely great.

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AnnieRubinDec. 17, 1310:38 AM

A beautiful story. Take time to Google for a more detailed article, which contains the complete text of the letter and more information about their friendship. A moving story about a boy who really understands the true meaning of competition.

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Gloria1985Dec. 17, 1311:20 AM

Yes - definitely google the kid's name and see a photo of his handwritten letter. The line: "I'd rather get second with you at the meet than win with you absent" has me weeping at my desk. What a beautiful soul this young boy has.

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DufferHDec. 17, 1312:24 PM

This young man has a great start on life.

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