University of Cincinnati
Tangeman University Center Room 465
1:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
World-Class swimmers will get together on October 27th, 2012 at the Keating Aquatic Center of the University of Cincinnati to support the second Memorial José Cerdá Swim Clinic in honor of José Cerdá who passed away suddenly on October 26, 2010, his 18th birthday, during a swim practice.
Four world-class swimmers will share their personal experiences handling the social, mental and health aspects of swimming:
• Three-time Olympian British swimmer and 2005/2006 NCAA champion, Simon Burnett
• Oxford, Ohio native Whitney Myers- 2007 NCAA Champion in 200 IM and NCAA Woman of the Year, Gold medalist at the World Swimming Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships. Whitney graduated from Ursuline Academy.
• Cincinnati, Ohio Native Josh Schneider, holder of the 5th fastest world time on 50-meter freestyle and 2010 NCAA champion. Josh graduated from Taylor High School and is part of the swIMPACT program of USA Swimming which promotes the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents.
• Montgomery, Ohio native David Mosko- semi-finalist of the 200 butterfly at the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic Trials and Ohio High School state record holder for the 500 yard free. David graduated from St. Xavier High School.
The session with these world-class swimmers is set in a Q&A format, followed by a social hour in which participants to the Swim Clinic will have an opportunity to mingle with these highly accomplished athletes. We expect the first-hand advice from these world-class swimmers to be invaluable and very inspirational to participants.
The José Cerdá Swim Clinic is designed to help high school and elite junior high school swimmers reach the next level of competition in a combined setting of water instruction and classroom presentations. It will be held on October 27th from 1-5 pm, followed by a social hour. There are still openings to attend, those interested please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. This Swim Clinic is possible thanks to the generous donations of supporters of the José Cerdá Aquatic Foundation (JCAF), established in memory of José Cerdá, as only a nominal fee is charged to participants. The mission of the JCAF is to benefit water polo and swimming teams by improving the competitiveness of their athletes and fostering unity among teams of these sports. This mission was inspired by José’s strong-desire for self-improvement and that of fellow athletes, great camaraderie and his practice of giving selflessly to others.
The José Cerdá Aquatic Foundation is pleased with the diverse participation of Coaches who are donating their talent and time to this Swim Clinic as well as the representation of swimmers from a wide variety of Clubs and High Schools across Ohio, bringing to life its mission of bringing the swimming community closer together.