Katy, TX – November 23, 2016 Katy Aquatics received a special appearance from Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin earlier this month on Tuesday, November 15th at the Katy High School Natatorium. Ervin’s visit was part of an outreach effort presented by the USA Swimming Athlete Partnership Program to encourage young swimmers to lead champion lifestyles and stay physically active. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents.
Anthony brought his Olympic gold medal from Rio to share with the kids and inspire them to continue and persevere in the sport of swimming. Ervin was able to speak to our Age Group swimmers and share his journey from learning how to swim, to becoming an Olympic athlete. He spoke about his struggles, successes and how he used both to make his come-back during the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Anthony did a great job speaking to our athletes on their level and relating to them through his own experiences in the sport. Anthony captivated both our athletes and their families in a very motivational speech and concluded the evening with group photo sessions.
All of the Katy Aquatics swimmers and parents thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet Anthony on a personal level and would like to extend a heart-felt Thank You to USA Swimming for creating an awe-inspiring visit with our team. This event was a special memory for our athletes to share with one another for years to come! This was truly an exciting day for our entire club, and we wish you all the best in your future career Anthony! Katy Aquatics has professional coaches on our competitive and non-competitive staff who provide challenging and innovative training to support the development of each individual swimmer. We offer instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities, as well as host Water Safety events in our local Katy area throughout the year.