Wahoos host Olympic gold medalist Hyman

For the third time in five years, the Wilton Y Wahoo Swim Team hosted a three-day clinic featuring a US Olympic gold medalist and a USA Swimming Master swim coach, on May 5-8 at the Wilton Family YMCA’s 50-meter pool and training rooms.

Misty Hyman, 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the 200-meter butterfly, is recognized as an innovator in the underwater dolphin kick, and she visited the Wahoo staff and swimmers with her Masters Level swim coach from Arizona FOX Swimming, Bob Gillett.

“We were eager to have them come and teach us the importance of underwater kicking. Among other things, Misty Hyman was known for her underwater kick-outs and initiated some innovative ideas with the technique,” commented Wilton Wahoo head coach Randy Erlenbach. “We are proud and honored to have USA Swimming visit us three times in five years.”

“Now in our 42nd year, our Wilton Wahoo competitive swim team program continues to exemplify all that our YMCA stands for in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Led by our professional coaching staff and a very organized and involved group of parents, our Wahoo Program has risen to be recognized as the 12th best program in the America by USA Swimming.” added Wilton Family YMCA executive Bob McDowell. “Rewards such as the three-day clinic being headed up by Misty and Bob will only enhance the experience for our swimmers and coaches and continue to build upon our greatest goal of striving toward excellence in developing personal potential through competitive swimming.”

For more information on the Wahoo swim team program, visit the Wahoo web site or contact coach Erlenbach at rerlenbach@wiltonymca.org.