Local swimmers can train with Olympian

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RANGELY — It’s not every day Rangely area athletes will have a chance to enhance their competitive swimming skills with five-time Olympic medalist Josh Davis, one of the country’s greatest swimmers. The Rangely Hurricanes Swim Team is pleased to announce they will host a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic Tuesday, May 6 at the Western Rio Blanco Recreation Center pool.
The Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic is a unique experience developed by Olympic gold medalist Josh Davis and Mutual of Omaha to inspire and motivate a new generation of swim stars. As an official sponsor of USA Swimming, Mutual of Omaha actively supports the sport on all levels, from local clubs across the country to the National Team. Davis, who earned three gold medals in the 1996 Olympics and two silver medals in the 2000 Olympic Games, is a master clinician and motivational speaker.
The event is a four hour in-water stroke technique clinic from 4-8 p.m. for 8- to 18-year-olds. The cost is $30 per swimmer. After hearing Davis’ story, the swimmers will hit the pool with him for in-water demonstration and instruction on swim strokes and techniques. Some participants may even have a chance to test their strokes in a race against the Olympic champion. Concluding the event, Davis will be available for autographs and photos.
Registration for the Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic is currently open to anyone interested. To register, contact Beth Scoggins at scoggins@centurytel.net.
In 1996, Josh Davis made history as the only man in any sport from any nation to win three gold medals at the Atlanta Olympic Games. Davis made his second Olympic appearance in the 2000 Games in Sydney, where he was elected captain of the USA Men’s Swim Team and took home two silver medals. He went on to break the American record three times in the 200-meter freestyle. After two Olympics and five medals, Josh has established himself as an ambassador for the sport and is pioneering the road for the next generation of professional swimmers.