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Olympians teach Webb City swimmers


U.S. Olympians fresh out of the water from their London 2012 success, make a stop in Jasper County to help kids perfect their strokes.

The hosts were Olympic swimmers Clark Burckle and Alyssa Anderson, who won a gold medal for the women's relay at the London games. The clinic takes place once a year.

The pro's spent their time motivating the kids from the Jasper County Killer Whale U.S.A. swim club by giving tips on their stokes and attitudes.

"More talk about what they've done, what they do in swimming. I remember when I was a kid, I just want to tell if I ever met an Olympian, like 'hey I'm good at this', so it's fun for them to talk to us about what they've accomplished too" says Olympian Clark Burkle.

"It's pretty cool, you know, we look up to these people and they're heroes and so it's cool to swim with them and see what it's like to actually be in the water with them" says Liam Holt of the Jasper County Killer Whales.

The clinic lasted all day Saturday and was apart of the mutual of Omaha Breakout Swim Clinic, which visits more than 70 cities a year to motivate a new generation of swim stars.

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