Olympian Cavic to conduct clinics in Lagos, Abuja


Former world record holder and Olympic silver medalist Milorad Cavic will visit Nigeria to coordinate swimming clinics tagged ‘Swim with Milorad Cavic’ in Abuja and Lagos courtesy Insight Sports Limited and supported by the Lagos State Government.

Confirming the news, CEO, Insight Sports Limited, Idowu Otukoya, said the Serbian would teach the young swimmers the basic technicalities in swimming.

“The essence of inspiration, particularly in sports cannot be overemphasised. This clinic identifies the need to teach future-generation Olympians strategies that will take them to their next level of accomplishment in the sport,” Otukoya said.

He added that this year’s edition if the event will surpass last year’s, which was held only in Lagos.

“This year, we have planned something bigger that includes Abuja in order that children and young swimmers will be part of the plan.

“The Abuja leg will hold between May 22 and 25, while the Lagos leg will follow from May 29 to June 2.

“This looks to maximise the life of passion, commitment, and dedication of Milorad Cavic to inspiring young Nigerian swimmers, who are aspiring Olympians through teaching advanced techniques for their stroke development and competitive advantage.”

The clinic is open to swimmers of ages 11 and 18, who are looking forward to having a competitive edge on their way to becoming champions.

Cavic’ won a silver medal in the 100m butterfly event at the 2008 Olympics in a historic race with American Michael Phelps. He was also world and European champion and one of four swimmers who broke 50 seconds in the 100m butterfly.