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Olympic swimmers in Lander for Nov. 30 clinic

Nov 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Two United States Olympic swimmers plan to be in Lander on Saturday, Nov. 30, for a clinic.

Karlee Bispo and Misty Hyman conduct the clinic at the Lander Community Pool from 8 a.m. to noon for swimmers of all ages.

Bispo and Hyman will begin the clinic with inspiring messages.

After the speeches, the pair will be in the water for demonstrations on swim strokes and training techniques.

Swimmers may have a chance to test their strokes in a race against the Olympic swimmers.

After the event, the swimmers will be available for autographs and photos.

Interested swimmers may register by going online to landerswimclub.org or

stop by the Lander pool and pick up a registration form.

Participants must be able to swim a 100-yard individual medley.

Hyman became famous during the 2000 Olympic games when she shocked the competition in the 200 butterfly where she upset Australian favorite Susie O'Neill in Sydney.

Hyman is now back in her hometown of Phoenix giving back to her community by coaching her former high school swim team and pursuing other dreams outside of the pool.

Bispo

An up and coming star for the United States swimming team, Bispo is a 24-year-old University of Texas graduate who lives and trains in California.

At the 2013 World Aquatic Championship in Barcelona, Bispo won the gold medal on the 4x200-meter freestyle relay team with teammates Katie Ledecky, Shannon Vreeland and Missy Franklin in a time of 7:45.14.

Bispo has six University of Texas records in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and being a member of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays and on the 400 medley relay.

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