You don’t have to travel to Rio to get a taste of this year’s summer Olympics. From swimming and diving to beach volleyball and soccer, summer sports rule supreme in the land of sun and surf. Now get out there and celebrate the summer Olympics (and all thing Rio) the LA way.

See Elite Swimmers Training

There's no shortage of public swimming pools in Los Angeles, but if your aspiring Michael Phelps fans want to take in some true Olympic swimming and diving, there are two local training clubs where the elite meet. Check out the Los Angeles Swim Club Racers with two pool locations in the San Fernando Valley or The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. The Junior Olympics competitions are coming up soon, so you can see some future Olympians training at these spots now!

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What’s your favorite summer Olympic sport?  Let us know in the comment section!

—Christina Fiedler