Oscar Roverato has been coaching swimming for decades, but he knows there's no one way to coach.
"I like to bring new people here because they all have different approaches," says Roverato, who coaches the Fayetteville Aquatics Swim Team, or F.A.S.T.
Roverato is hoping dozens of swimmers will have that opportunity Sunday at the a swim clinic scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at Fayetteville State University.
F.A.S.T. is helping to bring the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour to Fayetteville. Fitter & Faster clinics are hosted Olympic and World Medal winners, who instruct participants on swim technique as well mental and physical preparation.
Sunday's clinic will feature U.S. Olympic swimmers Kara Lynn Joyce and Tyler McGill. A Fitter & Faster clinic is scheduled for today in Raleigh at N.C. State's Willis Casey Natatorium.
Joyce and McGill are Olympic medalists, with Joyce owning four silvers and McGill earning a gold as a member of the 400 medley relay team in 2012. The pair have a combined 11 NCAA championships.
That experience alone can be a valuable teaching tool, Roverato says.
"The swimmer who come to the clinic are going to get instruction from Olympians, so this is the best instruction you can find," the coach says. "They can give the kids an idea of what swimming at the highest level of competition and in college is like,"
There are no age or skill-level restrictions on who can sign up for the clinic, but the swim tour's website, fitterandfaster.com, says youth swimmers ages 7 to 14 will benefit the most from participating.
In addition to in-pool instruction, participants will also have a chance to see close-ups of swim technique on a large projector screen, join in a Q & A sessions with Joyce and McGill and get autographs and photos.