Kids Lap Up Valuable Experience at Free Swim Clinic

Kids Lap Up Valuable Experience at Free Swim Clinic

Balancing school, collegiate athletics, social commitments and public service, Albion College's tremendous swimming and diving teams took time out of their packed schedule to host 110 kids aged 4-11 for a free swimming clinic.

The annual clinics were treated to coaching from some of the best amateur swimmers in the country, as Albion is sending 10 swimmers and divers to the NCAA Division III national competition in March.

But it shouldn't be any surprise that most of the kids just wanted to cannonball.

And seeing the kids have fun is one element of the experience, but helping kids improve not only their swimming but their lives is the other, according to Katie Ferrero, Royal Oak, Mich. 2nd year swimmer.

"The swim SAAC clinic is always a special one. Not only do the kids and teammates have a blast, but we also have an opportunity to teach an important life skill to the kids of Albion. It's all about making a difference in this community."

Albion's swimmers and coaches assisted the kids by building on existing techniques and adding to them. Some of the core skills worked on were floating, diving, as well as swimming skills in the freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly.