SMC squad offers swim lessons


The St. Michael’s College swimming and diving team plans to hold a series of co-ed swimming clinics for children 8-years-old and up on Sundays from now through Dec. 8. The sessions will take place in the Ross Sports Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Current members of the St. Michael’s swim team will provide technique training for all four strokes, flip-turns, starts and additional race skills at each clinic.

“Anyone can attend no matter what their swimming level or ability,” noted senior captain Jack Mulderrig. “We will gladly adjust (the focus of the lessons) to the swimmers who show up. Much of the team will be on hand, so it is very likely that swimmers will get their own personal swim trainer for the afternoon.”

Mulderrig said the swimming and diving team typically provides community lessons every April, but is hoping to expand its outreach this season by offering more clinics throughout the year.

Lessons will cost $25 for one hour or $40 for two hours. All proceeds from the clinics will benefit the Purple Knights’ swimming and diving team. According to Mulderrig, the money raised from the series will be used to purchase racing suits and to compensate the squad’s assistant coaches.

For more information or to register a swimmer, e-mail

Kelly March