Brent Hayden talks to the young swimmers from Williams Lake and Quesnel about swimming skills during a skills camp last weekend hosted by the Quesnel Waveriders.

Brent Hayden talks to the young swimmers from Williams Lake and Quesnel about swimming skills during a skills camp last weekend hosted by the Quesnel Waveriders.

Blue Fins receive Olympic inspiration

Swimmers treated to world-class instruction in Quesnel from Canadian Olympic swimming bronze-medalist and world champion Brent Hayden.

Williams Lake Blue Fins swimmers were treated to some world-class instruction last weekend in Quesnel from Canadian Olympic swimming bronze-medalist and world champion Brent Hayden.

The Blue Fins joined members from the Quesnel Waveriders for the clinic, hosted by Brent and his wife, Nadina — a former national-level swimmer — for two solid days.

“[They] instilled their knowledge and passion of swimming to more than 60 swimmers at the Quesnel Pool,” said Blue Fins head coach Chad Webb.

“Brent and Nadina were in and out of the water all weekend with the swimmers teaching them technique and dryland skills that will help them swim faster.

“Nadina shared her war-torn childhood in Lebanon and how she overcame many obstacles to get where she is today.”

Meanwhile, Hayden passed along his Olympic experiences and knowledge with many hours of teaching and inspiring young swimmers to reach high for their dreams, Webb said.

The Quesnel Waveriders Swim Club hosted the event while approximately 20 Williams Lake Blue Fins attended one- and two-day camps to improve their performances.

For more on the Williams Lake Blue Fins visit www.wlbluefins.ca or e-mail Webb at bluefins@live.com.