GREENFIELD — Local swimmers had an opportunity to learn from one of the world’s top competitors this weekend at Greenfield-Central High School.
2012 Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue spent Friday and Saturday at G-C speaking to area youngsters and giving swimming tips in an event hosted by the Greenfield Community Aquatic Team.
“It was an awesome weekend,” said GCAT head swim coach Mark Logan. “The swimmers and the parents loved the experience in and out of the water.
“She was more than generous to answer many questions, taking many pictures and autographed just about anything they brought to her.”
A Tennessee native and Western Kentucky University graduate, Donahue earned a gold medal in the London Games by swimming the butterfly leg of the 400 meter relay for the U.S. team during the preliminary heats.
It was the first Olympics competition for the 24-year-old, who finished seventh in the individual 100 butterfly with a time of 57.48 seconds.
Donahue appeared at G-C as part of the national Fitter and Faster Swim Tour sponsored by SwimOutlet.com.