Olympic Swimmers Raise Funds for Coach Battling Cancer

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A group of Olympic swimmers have banded together to organize a swim clinic and auction to raise funds for a fellow swimmer battling cancer.

Jeff Julian, head coach at Rose Bowl Aquatics, was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer in January.

Jason Lezak, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and close friend of Julian, gathered eight fellow Olympians and 200 children to participate in Sunday’s event held at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena. The entry fees and live auction proceeds will be donated to Julian and his family.

At $155 per ticket, the clinic raised more than $30,000 for Team Jeff, organizers said.

See NBC Los Angeles

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