Swim with an Olympian at West Side

We have exciting news for swim team members!   Olympic Gold Medalist Carly Piper is coming to West Side!  At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece,  Piper won a gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Natalie Coughlin, Kaitlin Sandeno and DanaVollmer that set the world record in the event.  She is a UW-Madison graduate and and will be hosting a clinic at West Side

The date has been set for Thursday, June 25th from 7-9 pm.  The evening will include a 1.5 hour clinic followed by a motivational talk by Carly, and an opportunity for photos and autographs.

Due to a generous sponsor, the cost will be just $10 per swimmer, which will all go toward Carly’s fee,  Similar clinics typically cost 25-50 dollars per swimmer.

Carly will work with your swimmer on the skills they need work on, including starts and turns.  This is a very exciting opportunity and West Side is thrilled to be able to offer this to our swimmers.

To sign up for this event:   We’ve left an envelope with a sign up sheet at the desk.  Just complete the fields and include payment.  If you use cash, it would help us if you put a sticky note on the money with your name  If you write a check, please include “Olympian” in the memo line. Please sign up by July 1 so we can get an accurate head count!


Mimi and Kate