Jason Lezak at Ygancio Wood Swim Team!

On July 14, Jason Lezak came to our pool to inspire, coach and answer questions.  We had a great showing and Jason was fantastic.

Jason with our gold medal coaches
Jason with our gold medal coaches

Jason spent about 90-mins with our kids in the water… he focused on stroke technique, turns and dives.  Anyone who was paying attention learned…

Jason teaching the kids
Jason teaching the kids

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Even a little one-on-one training
Even a little one-on-one training

After the training, time for some photo ops with the group.  (He did a photo with each attendee at the beginning)

See Jason trying to do a Seahorse?
See Jason trying to do a Seahorse?

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And after the water works, we heard some incredibly inspiring stories… his story… his challenges and how to win 8 medals at the Olympics.

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071416_Jason Lezak Clinic - 12s

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And I (Gareth) got to hold an Olympic gold medal in my hand!  (Not quite how 8-year-old Gareth thought of it, but pretty awesome!!!)

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