Bovell puts on another clinic
George Bovell III, recent World Championships bronze medalist and medal winner at the recent FINA World Cup Series and Atlantic Sports Ambassador, has once again given back to the youth of Trinidad and Tobago via a recent two-day swimming clinic for the children of Atlantic employees.
Bovell’s clinic was held at the Flying Fish Pool, Federation Park, St. Clair on August 29-30. Eighteen children participated, excited to meet and learn from the swimming champion.
Bovell explained that he was grateful for the opportunity to help young swimmers.
“It is really important to me to keep the sport of swimming alive at the competitive level in Trinidad and Tobago. It makes me happy to know that I am able to contribute to the development of swimming in this country by sharing my strategies, skills and knowledge with the youths of Trinidad and Tobago”, he said.
The young participants said they felt quite comfortable with the Olympian, as he made learning quite easy by simplifying techniques and making swimming “feel easy”.
Toni Sirju-Ramnarine, Atlantic’s Vice-President, Corporate Operations said that Atlantic is committed to supporting initiatives that facilitate youth development through sports and education.
“This is one of the primary reasons we have enrolled George as a Sports Ambassador, as it allows children to interact with him and gain from the wealth of knowledge he has as an Olympian and an internationally renowned Swimmer,” Ms. Sirju-Ramnarine said. “George has represented our country many times on the world stage and has made us tremendously proud. He is a dedicated coach and I know our kids thoroughly enjoyed and learned immensely from this experience.”
Earlier this year, Bovell teamed up with Atlantic and The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago for a “Dive In Swim Clinic”, a four day training session for young swimmers between ages 11 and 17, from different regions in Trinidad and Tobago. At the Clinic, participants were able to gain key skills that will positively impact their growth as competitive swimmers.
Bovell said he believes that sport can be important in developing tomorrow’s leaders.
“My aim is to light the way for future swimmers in Trinidad and Tobago.”
Bovell will be representing Trinidad and Tobago at the next legs of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 which takes place in Moscow, Dubai and Doha from October 10-22, with the final leg taking place in Singapore, Beijing and Tokyo from November 3-16.