More than 85 kids got expert help to refine their swimming and diving techniques by Albion College's swimming and diving teams on March 1, 2014. Drawing from local communities, the swimming and diving clinic was the latest in the series of free sports clinics hosted by the coaches and members of each of Albion College's varsity sports and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Working with a variety of ages and ability levels, the kids were grouped and then taught fundamentals of breathing, floating and kicking technique. The more advanced students were taught the streamline technique to begin a race as fast as possible.
At the end of the clinic, the kids were treated to a diving demonstration and relay demonstration from each of the teams.
Kara Bowers, Ann Arbor, Mich. junior, had a great time. "It is a lot fun to teach kids who are so enthusiastic about swimming! Plus watching the kids improve over the clinic is really rewarding. It's awesome knowing that I have been able to teach someone something about the sport I love so much."
Landon Lefler, Okemos, Mich. junior, was proud of participating for the third year in a row. "The team had a great time teaching the kids how to swim. I think it was one of our best clinics yet. Everyone was really engaged with the kids. I hope that we made a difference in the community."