The Kroc Center and Foundation Fitness are bringing a unique opportunity where your kids will train with two world class athletes. Olympic Gold Medalist Breeja Larson and World Champion Medalist Eugene Godsoe are coming to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho! This clinic will be a total personal approach to swimming that will help you bust bad habits, build new skills, discover motivation & uncover hidden talent. Every participant will learn champion performance techniques on all four strokes in water and dry land with group instruction. You will learn to understand how the body, mind, & heart affect swimming as well as learn turns, nutrition, & more. Join us for a fun filled day of swimming, games, motivational speeches & world class instruction.
Feb. 24: Session I: 9AM–2:30PM: Ages 8–15, for Beginner Swimmers
Feb 24: Session II: 11:30AM–5:15PM: Ages 13–18, for Intermediate Swimmers
Feb. 25: Session III: 9AM–3:45PM: Ages 13–18, for Advanced swimmers
Clinic will take place at The Kroc Center in the pool and gym. Please bring a water bottle and attire to swim (swimsuit, swim cap, goggles, and towel) and workout on land (t-shirt, shorts, & running shoes). Lunch will not be provided so make sure you bring something to eat.
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About Breeja Larson, Olympic Gold Medalist
United States Olympic gold medalist Breeja Larson was born on April 16, 1992 in Mesa, Arizona. She broke and still holds every team record in all breaststroke events at Mesa Aquatics Club where she swam through high school.
At Texas A&M she earned national success at the 2011 NCAA Division 1 championships placing second in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. As a sophomore on the Aggies swim team, Larson was the 2012 NCAA Division 1 champion in the 100 breaststroke, setting NCAA, US Open, and the American breaststroke record. She also took third place in the 200 breast with a 2:06.82, a school record.
2012 was a very good year for Larson. At the US Olympic Trials, she won the 100 breast, beating Olympian Rebecca Soni. Larson earned her Olympic gold medal as part of the United States’ 400 medley relay team. She was also sixth in the 100 breast.
Breeja continued unprecedented success through her junior year with a 2013 NCAA Division 1 championship and by breaking her own records while winning it. In 2013, Larson qualified for the FINA World Championships and in 2014 she raced to individual bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke at Pan Pacific Games. She has continued to swim in multiple FINA swimming World Cups wining multiple medals.
About Eugene Godsoe, World Champion Medalist
Godsoe was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on January 20, 1988. Growing up in North Carolina, Godsoe swam on the Greensboro Swimming Team and graduated from Southeast Guilford High School in 2006 as a four-time North Carolina state champion in each the 100-yard backstroke and butterfly. Godsoe ended his senior season as the number one 18-and-under high school swimmer in the 100-yard backstroke.
In 2006-07, during his freshman season at Stanford University, Godsoe helped the Cardinals win their 26th straight Pac-10 Team Championship. During his second season Godsoe earned his first five All-America honors of the 16 he would secure throughout his Cardinal career. In 2008-09 as a junior, Godsoe enjoyed his first two individual Pac-10 and helped the Cardinals set new school records in the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays. Before graduating, he added two more Pac-10 championships in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events. At the NCAA Championships, he placed in the top three of his individual events and contributed to a strong IM relay showing by the team.
Godsoe began his international swimming experience as a member of the Junior National Team, at the 2006 World Junior Swimming Championships. In 2009, Godsoe was selected to compete for Team USA at the World University Games placing in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. He earned a spot on the U.S. National Team and performed at the Pan American Games in multiple individual and relay events, and earned four silver medals – one for each of his events. In 2012, Godsoe competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials, but failed to qualify for the Olympic team.
In 2013, he earned first place finishes in the 50-meter and 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. National Championships, and competed at the World Short Course Championships in Barcelona, Spain. As the top butterfly representative of the United States, he scored second place points in the 50-meter butterfly.
By Dec. 2014 Godsoe was selected as a team captain going into the 2014 World Short Course Championships.
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