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Stroke Clinic 2017 – The “5th Stroke”
May 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Once again this summer, we are delighted to be holding a special Stroke Clinic for our swimmers. This year’s clinic will focus on the 5th stroke (underwater dolphin kicking) and will combine a one-hour water session with a one-hour classroom session. The VIK team will be split in half (Splashers/MVs/Jrs in one half, INTs and SRs in the other), with half the club in the water while the other is in the classroom (Room 221) and vice versa.
We are also VERY excited to announce that this year’s special guests at the Clinic will be 2016 Olympic Swim Team Members Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson and Yuri Kisil!!
Swimmers, make sure to bring in water gear, dryland clothing, and a pen to write notes! Look forward to seeing you there. (Any questions? Please direct them to your group coach.)
A former world junior medallist, Erika made her senior international debut at the 2013 FINA World Championships but it was during the 2014 season that she really made her mark. At the Commonwealth Games she finished fourth in the 400m IM, out-touched for the bronze by just 0.53 of a second. She also finished fifth in the 200m IM. At the Pan Pacific Championships she made the finals of both the 200m and 400m IMs. In her first year racing collegiately at UBC, Seltenreich-Hodgson was named 2014 CIS Women’s Swimmer of the Year and Rookie of the Year. She helped the UBC women win their third straight national team title and won gold in the 200m butterfly, 200m IM and 400m IM, setting a CIS Championship record in the latter. At the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto she finished fifth in the 200m IM and was part of Canada’s bronze medal-winning 4x200m freestyle relay. In her Olympic debut at Rio 2016 she advanced to the semifinals of the 200m individual medley.
Yuri Kisil was a triple medallist at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, reaching the podium as part of all three relays, including anchoring the 4x100m freestyle relay to silver. Immediately following, he made his FINA World Championship debut, winning a bronze medal as part of the inaugural mixed 4x100m freestyle relay. At the 2014 Canadian Trials, Kisil became the youngest Canadian man to ever post a sub 50-second time in the 100m freestyle. He raced in both the 50m and 100m freestyle events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, just missing the podium with a fourth place finish in the 100m. He was also part of the fourth place 4x100m medley relay team and fifth place 4x100m freestyle relay team. He competed in the same events at the Pan Pacific Championships, finishing 12th in both individual races and fifth in both relays. Kisil’s first major international meet was the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships. In his Olympic debut at Rio 2016, Kisil advanced to the semifinals of the 100m freestyle and the final of the 4x100m freestyle relay.