Swimmers of Bradenton, Florida will swim with and learn from two Olympians in January

On January 25 and 26, 2014 two 2012 Olympic Gold medalists Davis Tarwater and Claire Donahue will be conducting two swim clinics in Bradenton, FL at the Manatee County Y at Lakewood Ranch.

These Olympic medalists will be conducting the clinics as part of the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Presented by (“FFT”). FFT is a national swim clinic tour featuring over 30 of the world’s best swimmers. The athletes on tour teach swimmers of all ages their tips on how to swim more efficiently, smarter and faster. In 2013, FFT conducted 115 clinics.

Olympic gold medalist Davis Tarwater is one of the most versatile swimmers in the world. He has competed at the highest level in the United States since he was only 16 years old. Davis will teach you freestyle and butterfly drills and strategy that will enable you to swim faster and more efficiently.

Four years ago Claire entered college ranked 279th in the world in the 100 butterfly. At the 2012 Olympics and the 2013 World Championships she qualified for finals. Claire will teach you to find ways to improve and become the swimmer you dream to be.

There will be two clinics held on this weekend in Bradenton, FL. The clinic on Saturday will be for swimmers ages 12 and up. The clinic on Sunday January 26th will be for competitive swimmers ages 7 to 11.

12 and Over Clinic:

11 and Under Clinic:

Media is invited to interview the athletes before the event begins or after it concludes. Photographers can take photos throughout the entire day. The best times to interview the athletes is listed below. 

More information on Davis Tarwater:
More information on Claire Donahue:
More information on the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour:

Clinic address:

Manatee County Y at Lakewood Ranch
5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34211

Dates: Saturday and Sunday January 25 and 26, 2014
Media and Interviews: Both days: 11:15am to 11:45
Participants arrive (Photo ops): Both days: 12pm to 1
Swimming Clinic: Both days: 1pm to 4pm

More about Fitter and Faster Swim Tour:

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Presented by is the only turn-key elite level swim clinic operation in the United States

All the athletes who participate in the tour have been carefully selected. They are great athletes and great teachers. They make our events a valuable learning experience for swimmers of all ages and abilities… and memorable.

Each clinic is designed to focus on the unique strengths and experiences of the champion clinicians at that specific clinic. That's why participants have been to three, four or five FFT clinics throughout the country.

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If you would like to interview Davis Tarwater or Claire Donahue contact us: or call 786-837-6881.