Thursday, June 1, 2017

Brian Goldman Memorial Swim Across America Olympian Clinic lands commitment from Ryan Held, NCSU swimmer, and Rio Olympic Gold Medalist!

Good evening everyone!

This is just a reminder that our Swim-Across-America event will happen next Sunday, June 11 from 2:00-6:00 at the TAC.

We will be having our most exciting clinic ever this year, with some simulated open-water swimming, a water polo clinic, and as always, some fantastic honored guests who will lead clinics for us. It is open to all - last year we had swimmers aged 8-80 participate in the clinics and the Simulated Open-water swim.

Here's a partial list of the swimming luminaries that will be present:

Elaine Breeden, Beijing Olympics Silver Medalist (butterfly) 

Todd Dudley(Pan Am Games Champion in 100 freestyle),

Erika Braun (Masters National and World Record holder many times over, and Olympic Trials qualifier at age 41)

Ryan Held, 2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalist in the 4*100 free relay! Yes, we have just confirmed that Ryan will be taking a break from training to come over and lead a clinic for us!

We will also be hosting Tim Payne, a U.S. Army soldier who lost both his legs to an IED in Iraq, but regained his health through competitive swimming, and is an Invictus Games Champion, having earned four medals, including in the 100 free!

Alex Rousseau, a water polo Olympian, will again lead a water polo lesson for all skill levels!

Each of these champions will be available for photos and autographs after the swim clinics conclude!

So, whether it's inspiration they are looking for, a new sport to add to their swimming cross-training (water polo), or some great technique tips from the best in the world, we will have it next Sunday. The best thing about it, it happens Tuesday before the first TSA meet. What better way to kick off the season than some instruction that kids will remember long after the TSA season is over?

There are currently a few spaces available, so register online to ensure your spots!

Here's the link:

Thanks, as always!
Steve Ross

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