In the swimming world, there is no better stamp of approval than a thumbs-up from Olympic champion Michael Phelps. The eight-time medalist from Athens (six gold and two bronze) was one of a poolful of aquatic superstars who visited Emory, June 12–16, for the camp Swim With The Stars. Phelps, Lenny Krayzelburg, Ian Crocker and Megan Quann, winners of a combined 14 gold medals at the last two Summer Olympics, and Erin Popovich, who won seven golds at the 2004 Paralympics, not only joined the campers on deck and in the pool, but mingled among them at meals and in a variety of programs.
PHOTO CREDIT: KAY HINTON
Olympians highlight summer swim camp
The P.E. Center has hosted many important athletes, but under cover of a relatively innocuous summer camp, some of the world’s greatest swimmers recently visited Emory to help guide their sport’s youngest generation of participants.
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