Elizabeth Beisel burst on the national scene at the age of 13 and has proven to be a force in USA Swimming for the last 10 years. The three-time Olympian has joined the Fitter and Faster team and will host a swim clinic at the Newport County YMCA in Middletown on December 27, 2016.

At the clinic, titled “High Performance Starts, Flip Turns and Finishes – 12 & Over”,  Beisel will teach participants the key components to enhance your overall performance!

This session is recommended for: All swimmers ages 12 and over, Swimmers under the age of 12 with a USA Swimming Motivational “A” Time Standard, in at least one event and Adult swimmers.

The event is from 1:30 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m. on December 27th. Admission is $139 and space is limited. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Beisel was born in Saunderstown, Rhode Island and graduated from North Kingstown High School. From the age of 12 through high school, she competed for the Bluefish Swim Club while training under coach Chuck Batchelor. Beisel became a member of the U.S. national swim team when she was 13 years old

Beisel placed second in the 400m individual medley at the 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials, qualifying for her third Olympic team. She has won a total of nine medals in major international competition, four gold, one silver, and four bronze spanning the Olympics, World Aquatics, and the Pan Pacific championships. Beisel competed in the 200-meter backstroke and 400-meter individual medley events at the 2008 Summer Olympics, placing fifth and fourth, respectively, in the world. She won the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley and bronze in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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