Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte to be guest presenter at LS R-7 Aquatic Center's Float for Hope Clinic March 29

March 12, 2014 

Ryan Lochte, 11-time Olympic medalist, will be the guest presenter at the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Aquatic Center’s Float for Hope Clinic. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at the Aquatic Center and is co-sponsored by the Kansas City Swim Academy.

All proceeds from the clinic will go to the Aquatic Center’s Float for Hope program, which provides swim instruction for children in families dealing with financial hardships. The charitable organization has helped hundreds of children learn essential swimming and water-safety skills since its inception in 2009.

Lochte will present three two-hour sessions, featuring swimming and drills in the water. Cost for the clinic is $50 for active participation, which includes a T-shirt, admission ticket, event program and the opportunity to swim with Lochte as well as a question-and-answer session and group photo.

A spectator ticket is also available for $25 and includes a T-shirt, event program and one general-admission ticket.

For more information about the clinic, visit the Aquatic Center’s website at http://aq.leesummit.k12.mo.us/.

Approximately 400 people are expected at this event with more than 200 participating in the sessions.

Lochte has won five Gold, three Silver and three Bronze Olympic medals and is the current record holder in the 200 and 400 individual medley. He has been named both American and World Swimmer of the Year twice in his career (2010 and 2011) and has a total of 70 medals in major international competition including 45 first-place finishes.

As a Florida Gator, he was a two-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year, 24-time NCAA All-American and seven-time NCAA Champion. Outside of swimming, he recently made cameo appearances on “30 Rock” and “Beverly Hills 90210” television shows and appeared on “People” magazine’s 2012 “Sexiest Man Alive” list. He will have a reality show on E! debuting in April 2014 called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”

The show will follow his life as he trains for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. In addition, he has more than 1 million Twitter followers and 300,000 Facebook fans.

Additional information about Lochte available at Ryan’s official website: http://ryanlochte.com/.

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