CBAC swim­mers learn from Olympian

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

Lo­cal swim­mers had the op­por­tu­nity to meet and learn from an Olympian.

The Cana­dian Bad­lands Aquatic Club hosted a swim clinic on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 11 at Ge­n­e­sis Place in Air­drie. At the clinic, three time Cana­dian Olympian Ryan Cochrane was at the event.

Cochrane com­peted in the 2008 Sum­mer Olympics in Bei­jing where he won bronze in the 1,500-freestyle. He was back in the pool at the 2012 Olympics in Lon­don and won sil­ver in the same event. While he did not medal at the 2016 Rio Games, he has amassed medals in the Pan Pa­cific Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships, the Com­mon­wealth Games and the World Cham­pi­onship.

Mem­bers of CBAC were able to get a few point­ers from Cochrane, and he also spoke on his ex­pe­ri­ences. In turn the club pre­sented him with a signed flut­ter board.

Mem­bers of the Cana­dian Bad­lands Aquatic Club had the op­por­tu­nity to learn from Olympic medal­ist Ryan Cochrane. Right, he was pre­sented with a signed flut­ter board from the club.

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