An Olympic gold-medalist is coming to the Triangle to share his experiences and expertise with recreational and competitive swimmers.
Peter Vanderkaay, who won gold medals on the 800 freestyle relay teams at the Athens Olympics and the Beijing Olympics, will visit Raleigh for the clinic on April 17.
He will instruct swimmers during the Speedo Olympic Swim Clinic being held 9-11 a.m. at N.C. State's Willis Casey Natatorium.
The Marlins Of Raleigh Swim Team will host clinic.
Vanderkaay, who is a 26-year-old Michigan graduate, is one of the top freestyle swimmers in the United States and is aiming for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
At the Raleigh clinic, Vanderkaay is scheduled to talk about the finer points of freestyle swimming that have led to his international success and to speak about the motivation that has put him on record-setting relay teams with U.S. superstar Michael Phelps, Marlins coach Paul Silver said in announcing the clinic.
Registration for the clinic costs $20 per swimmer and is due by April 15. Parents can attend for free. For more information, contact Paul Silver at 919-851-3000 or visit the Marlins' Web site
for a registration form.
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- Teri Boggess