Jaeger, Ryan to Headline Motor City Mile Swim Clinic
Sean Ryan (L) and Connor Jaeger

July 8, 2014

Official Release (USA Swimming)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- In conjunction with USA Swimming, former University of Michigan men's swimmers and current U.S. National Team members Connor Jaeger (2011-14) and Sean Ryan (2011-14) will take part in the Motor City Mile Swim Clinic on Wednesday (July 9) at the Boll Family YMCA in Detroit.

The clinic is hosted by the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and benefits the Detroit Swims initiative. Detroit Swims seeks to teach children in the metro Detroit region the importance of water safety, with a focus on early swim instruction techniques, early safety skills and basic swim strokes.

"I'm really looking forward to the clinic, because community outreach is definitely something we value highly at Michigan," Jaeger told USA Swimming. "Now that I am a postgraduate swimmer, I am able to give back to the community and grow the sport of swimming in a new way."

The Motor City Mile will take place at the Detroit Yacht Club from 1-2 p.m., following the annual Motor City Mile 5K, one mile and half-mile open water events.

Jaeger and Ryan recently concluded their collegiate eligibility at Michigan and are training with Club Wolverine. They will be joined at the clinic by head swimming coach Mike Bottom and 12 members of the current Michigan men's and women's swimming and diving teams.

Jaeger and Ryan's appearance with Detroit Swims is part of USA Swimming's Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmers to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visit SwimToday.org.

Contact: Brad Rudner (brudner@umich.edu)