City of Alexandria Welcomes Olympic Medalist Amanda Weir to Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility

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For Immediate Release: January 25, 2018

The City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities welcomes Olympic Medalist Amanda Weir to Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, 3210 King St., the weekend of February 3 & 4 to conduct three high performance swim clinics. Swimmers of all ages are invited to register to participate in the clinics, observe for free, and meet the Olympian for a Q&A and autograph session after each of the clinic.

Weir will be conducting three age-appropriate swim clinics focusing on high performance techniques for efficient and fast swimming. Participants will learn techniques to reduce drag and prepare for a championship season. She will also share her tips for fast racing, a confident mindset, and overcoming obstacles with swimmers of all ages. The clinic schedule is as follows:

  • Ages 9 and under: Saturday, February 3 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Ages 10-12: Saturday, February 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ages 13 and over: Sunday, February 4 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

Fees vary by age session and registration is available at www.fitterandfaster.com

Amanda Weir is a three-time Olympian, four-time Olympic Medalist, World Champion and former World Record holder. She specializes in sprint freestyle and has been consistently at the top of the medal podium for over 12 years. The swim clinics are presented in partnership with Fitter & Faster.

Swimming enthusiasts are invited to observe the clinics for free from bleachers on the pool deck or from the second floor viewing area and observation space may be limited. Please note that the facility will be closed for all other activities during the clinics. The full facility will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 3 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 4. 

For additional information, contact Ralph Baird, Aquatics Manager, at 703.746.5435 or ralph.baird@alexandriava.gov.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail ralph.baird@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5435, Virginia Relay 711.

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