Olympic swimmer Ian Crocker headed to the Sanford-Springvale YMCA Sunday afternoon to teach a swim clinic.
Wells Elementary School third-grader Isabella Bazata convinced Crocker to come visit her school as part of a class project. On Sunday she got the chance to swim with him.
Crocker, originally from Maine, lives in Texas. He visits various schools to coach and run clinics.
“(I) help give them inspiring stories and also the foundational techniques of swimming to help them keep moving on and progressing up to the next level,” he said.
“He’s an Olympic swimmer and I’m an Olympic swimmer so I thought it’d be pretty cool for him and me to talk, like what’s his favorite stroke? What’s my favorite stroke?” said Bazata, an aspiring Olympian.
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