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Alex Meyer Issues A Challenge to USA Swimming Administrators

Alex Meyer, the first American to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, spoke passionately and confidently to an overflow audience of enthusiastic coaches and administrators at the US Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

After he explained his own introduction and development in the sport, Alex issued a challenge to the Local Swim Committees in the United States to host an open water event and get their young athletes interested in the sport.

Alex conveyed the excitement of open water swimming that he encountered as a young swimmer in upstate New York, swimming in Ithaca’s Cayuga Lake. He explained his experiences from the London Olympic test event from this past August. The event itself will certainly be a crowd favorite, “It was great to see tons of people standing outside the Serpentine during the race, I can’t imagine how exciting it’s going to be during the Olympics.”

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