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Lonoke hosts swim clinic with Olympic medalist

Tanner Canamore of Lonoke was selected to participate in a private swim clinic with Olympic Silver Medalist Nick Thoman. Canamore asked Makenzie and Tristan Bennett to participate. Pictured are Makenzie Bennett, Tristan Bennett, Thoman and Canamore.
Tanner Canamore of Lonoke was selected to participate in a private swim clinic with Olympic Silver Medalist Nick Thoman. Canamore asked Makenzie and Tristan Bennett to participate. Pictured are Makenzie Bennett, Tristan Bennett, Thoman and Canamore.
Lonoke SharkRockets 12-and-over swimmers participating in the swim clinic with Nick Thoman were, front row from left, Kayla McGee, Emily Armstrong, Baileigh Dulaney, JJ Webster, Makenzie Bennett, Nash Tipton; middle, Tanner Edwards, Casey Long, Jimmy Evans, Cassidy Roland, Colby Hartley, Tristan Bennett, Hannah Hartley; back, Jacob Morgan, Colton Tidwell, Nick Thoman and Tanner Canamore
Lonoke SharkRockets 12-and-over swimmers participating in the swim clinic with Nick Thoman were, front row from left, Kayla McGee, Emily Armstrong, Baileigh Dulaney, JJ Webster, Makenzie Bennett, Nash Tipton; middle, Tanner Edwards, Casey Long, Jimmy Evans, Cassidy Roland, Colby Hartley, Tristan Bennett, Hannah Hartley; back, Jacob Morgan, Colton Tidwell, Nick Thoman and Tanner Canamore

The Fitter and Faster Swim Clinic was held at the Lonoke Community Center on Sept. 7 and 8.

Olympic swimmer Nick Thoman conducted the clinic. Thoman won a silver in the 100-meter backstroke and was a member of the gold medal medley relay team in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Swimmers were instructed in the proper technique in the swim strokes. During the two-day clinic 75 swimmers from across the state participated. One swimmer along with two friends were selected to participate in a private 30-minute clinic with Thoman. Tanner Canamore from Lonoke was selected and invited Makenzie and Tristan Bennett to participate with him.

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