(DAVENPORT, IA) - Davenport area athletes will have a unique chance to enhance their competitive swimming skills by working with two swimming champions, Josh Davis and Mark Gangloff. The Scott County Family YMCA Swim Club is pleased to announce that that they will host a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the North Family YMCA pool located at 624 W. 53rd Street in Davenport.
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 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM for ages, 8 to 18 year olds. The cost is $60 per swimmer. The swimmers will hear inspiring messages from Olympians Josh Davis and Mark Gangloff. Immediately following, they will hit the water with Davis and Gangloff 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 champions. Concluding the event, the swimming champions will be available for autographs and photos.
Registration for the Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic is currently open. To register, contact Angie Gillespie by phone at 563-391-7771 or E-Mail agillespie@scottcountyfamilyy.
About Josh Davis
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.
About Mark Gangloff
A two-time Olympian, Gangloff has earned two gold medals swimming in the preliminaries of the 400-meter medley relay at the 2008 and 2004 Olympics. He was also a member of the American record-breaking 400-meter medley relay team at the 2008 Short Course World Championships, and he earned a silver medal at that meet in the 50-meter breaststroke.