April 13, 2019
MAC Families –
We would like to pass along an event sponsored by Wisconsin Swimming. Every year, WI Swimming hosts their annual meeting with an awards banquet. The event location rotates at a different city within the state each year. This year the event is in Madison on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27. In addition to the delegates meeting and banquet, they have events that all swimmers are encouraged to attend.
On Friday evening, there will be a screening of The Last Gold, a movie produced by USA Swimming at the Sheraton Madison on John Nolen Drive. It is a documentary done in the style of ESPN’s ’30 for ’30 that tells the story of the 1976 US Women’s Olympic Swim Team. Poised to be a potentially all-time great team, they went up against the dominant East German women fueled by state-sponsored doping.
One of the main swimmers featured is Wisconsin native and 2019 WI LSC Hall of Fame Inductee, Wendy Boglioli. Wendy will be available for a Q&A session after the movie on Friday.
For more information on The Last Gold and to watch the trailer, click here.
On Saturday, there is an athlete Break-out Clinic featuring Garrett Weber-Gayle at Sun Prairie High School. Garrett Weber-Gale is a Wisconsin native and a 2019 WI LSC Hall of Fame inductee. Garrett's extensive swim resume includes swimming on what is arguably one of the greatest relays in Olympic history. Garrett swam second on a 4X100m free relay that included Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones, and Jason Lezak. Lezak's legendary anchor leg ran down the favored French team and keep alive Phelps' quest for 8 Gold Medals at the 2008 Games.
For more information and schedule of the clinics, click here or visit wisconsinswimming.org
To purchase tickets to the above events - The Last Gold, $5 plus convenience fee and the Break-out Clinic, $40 plus convenience fee, click here and then click on the green “Tickets” box to purchase.