You'd think a 9-year-old swim champ would proudly - and rightfully - want to display his winning hardware for all to see. It's one thing for every kid who participates to get a trophy. It's a whole other thing to actually earn your trophy by winning.
Joshua Zuchowski, 9, from Jupiter, Fla., is one of the best swimmers in his state, according to local news channel, WPBF. That's no small feat, considering how many kids in the Sunshine State have access to pools, making the field arguably more competitive than in most other states.
He's part of the Jupiter Dragons team and took first place last weekend in a big tournament. The win, however, was a bit diminished in his eyes. That's because one of his biggest rivals, Reese Branzell, 10, of the Lake Lytal Lightning team, was lying in a hospital bed with a "mysterious bone infection" that has rendered him unable to swim for the past month.
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