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Champs come to Cairo

July 7, 2003 

Just a few months removed from winning both the men's and women's national championships, members of the Auburn University swim team were in Cairo Monday holding a four hour swim clinic.

Over forty swimmers from Thomasville, Bainbridge and Cairo turned out for the clinic at the Davis Park Pool in Cairo, where they received expert instruction from Auburn assistant Dave Durden, and Auburn rising senior Becky Short. Both Durden and Short went over the basic fundamentals of swimming and showed the group proper techniques thru in-water drills.

Durden says, although today was a crash course he hopes the kids can take something away from the clinic and use it to make them better swimmers.

"We're trying to give them some of the foundation that we do at Auburn University what we teach with our swimmers in a short four hours," Durden said. "It's so much fun. It reminds me of my summer league swimming when I was little, just learning the fundamentals. And even when I'm out here just doing these drills for the kids it kind of reinforces them for me too, I'm still learning. So, it's great I'm having a good time," senior Becky Short said.

Short is currently training to compete in the world university games later this summer in korea. She will swim the 50 meter freestyle and 200 meter relay.

Posted at 8:00 pm by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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