Swimmers of Portland, OR will swim with and learn from an Olympian and a National Champion in March

On March 29 and 30, 2014 three-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce and National Champion Bobby Bollier will be conducting two swim clinics in Portland, OR at the Matt Dishman Community Center.

These world-class swimmers 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.

Three-time Olympian and 26-time All American, Kara Lynn Joyce will teach you some of the drills and skills that have enabled her to continuously improve her freestyle over the years and remain one of the fastest in world world.

National Champion and NCAA All-American Bollier has had a successful career at the collegiate, national, and international level. A recent Stanford grad, he narrowly missed a spot on the 2012 Olympic team in the 200-meter butterfly but bounced back swimming faster and smarter than ever.

The Essentials Clinic (for swimmers 11 and younger):

Performance Clinic (for swimmers 12 and older):

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 Kara Lynn Joyce:
More information on Bobby Bollier:
More information on the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour:

Clinic address:
Matt Dishman Community Center
77 NE Knott St.
Portland, OR 97212

Date: Saturday March 29 and Sunday March 30, 2014
Media and Interviews: Both days: 10:15am to 10:45
Participants arrive (Photo ops): Both days: 11am to 12pm
Swimming Clinic: Both days: 12pm to 3pm

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 Kara Lynn Joyce or Bobby Bollier contact us: or call 786-837-6881.