Swim with an Olympian

Swim with an Olympian

Exciting News!!  Swim with an Olympian is official!  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 Dana Vollmer that set the world record in the event.  She is a UW-Madison graduate and and together with UW Swim Team Alum Sierra Lewis, they will be hosting a clinic at West Side!

The date has been set for Monday July 8th 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.  (Don’t worry, Carly and Sierra will make sure everyone that would like a picture or autograph gets one even if we run over!)

Carly has offered to give West Side a discounted rate for this clinic and the West Side board has generously agreed to subsidize a large part of the event.  The cost will be just $10 per swimmer, which will all go toward Carly and Sierra’s fee.

Carly and Sierra 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 to Carly and Sierra.

Because of this special event, stroke clinic will be cancelled for the evening.