Olympian Amanda Beard to hold clinic at OAC

Amanda Beard, a seven-time Olympic medalist and three-time Olympian, will be at Olympic Aquatic Club for a swim clinic on March 16. The clinic for 10 years and under will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The 11 and older session will be from 1-5 p.m. Amanda Beard is the sister of OAC swim coach Taryn Beard.

*UPDATE: The clinic is for swimmers ages 5-18.

During the overlap, Beard and clinic participants will go to the Olympic High auditorium to hear Beard talk about her career. Beard, who won two golds, four silvers and a bronze and is former world-record holder in the breaststroke, will be on deck during the clinics, but won’t be swimming. She is expecting her second child.

Each session swimmers will have the chance to interact with Beard and be able to take pictures.

Registration for the clinic begins Saturday for swimmers who wish to attend but are not registered with OAC. To register, go to the registration table at the March Madness meet at OHS, Saturday-Sunday. Registration fee is $45 and payment is required in advance.

The event is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but the number of participants is limited.

For more information, contact OAC president Ed Hamilton at edhamilton@gmail.com