CP Swim Club learns from Olympic gold medalist Brendan Hansen
Star staff report April 9, 2013 12:42PM
U.S. Olympic gold medalist Brendan Hansen poses for a photo with Crown Point Swim Club coach John Krick and his daughter Katie Krick after Hansen conducted a clinic last month. | photo provided
Updated: April 9, 2013 12:57PM
On March 23, 75 members of the Crown Point Swim Club got to experience a once in a lifetime clinic with 2012 Olympic gold medalist Brendan Hansen. He spent three hours in the water with the swimmers working on technique and taking about ideas of how to improve as well as spent an hour in the classroom talking about his Olympic experiences and what drove him to be a great a swimmer. For a special treat, Hansen came to the club banquet later that evening to sign autographs, take pictures with the club, talk to the families and hand out the awards to the swimmers.
“Brendan Hansen is one of the most amazing clinicians I think that I have ever listened to and been giving the privilege of working with,” said CP Swim Club coach John Krick. “If any teams have the opportunity to bring Brendan in to work with their swimmers I would highly recommend it. I’m so glad our swimmers got to experience the whole day.”
It was a culmination of another great season for the club, which finished sixth in both the Age Group State Championships and Senior State Championships last month. Aly Tetzloff earned the top point total for the squad, while Hannah Kukurugya earned a couple first-place honors. Kelsi Artim also placed first in an event while Alex McCormick earned a runner-up finish.