LC to host ‘Swimposium’ for fourth time

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    Lincoln City will be reaffirmed this weekend as a hub for swimming organization, leadership, training and competition when the Oregon Swimposium is held in the city for the fourth time in 19 years and second since 2014.

    “We have some excellent speakers for the coaches, we have [Olympic gold medalist] Misty Hyman coming for the athletes, and we have parent education, along with official and volunteers training,” Lincoln City Swim Club coach Lissa Parker said.

    Coaches and officials clinics will be held Saturday and Sunday at Taft High 7-12, while the Lincoln City Community Center will hold clinics for athletes and parents. Oregon Swim Coaches Association and USA Swimming are sponsoring the convention.

    “On Sunday, we will have our House of Delegates meeting at Taft, where we decide on legislation for the following year,” Parker said.

    A clinic for swimmers 13 and over will be held from 8-11 a.m. Saturday and 4-6 p.m. for kids 12 and under.

    Speakers include international USA Swimming committee member Cecil Gordon, Governance Consultant for USA Swimming Jane Grosser and Olympic butterfly specialist Hyman, now coach at Arizona State.

    Recently retired Maya DiRado, a multi-event swimmer who won two gold medals. a silver and a bronze at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, attended the 2014 convention in Lincoln City, Parker said.

    Register online at [email protected] or the day of registration.

    For more information, visit http://www.swimming.org/

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