If your son is a Michael Phelps fan, enroll him into the swimming programs at Avantis Swimming Academy, 723 Willowbrook Rd. in Willowbrook. Whether he is just starting out or looking to fine-tune his form, the swim club offers all types of classes for swimmers of all levels and even has one-on-one private swim classes. To learn more, visit or call 347-380-8777.

You can also get your child Olympic-ready for competition by encouraging them to stay in school. Most junior-high and high schools on Staten Island offer after-school sports activities your child can participate in for free. From football to basketball and track and field, the Summer Olympic games in 2016 and beyond can include your child. All he or she has to do is dream big and dedicate their passion for competition over the coming years.