SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - July 19, 2016) - Elite athletes, Larsen Jensen and Jimmy Feigen, announce the launch of Project Streamline, an organization designed to inspire and train young athletes during weekend clinics and mentorship programs led by current and former U.S. Olympians.
Beginning in August 2016, weekend clinics will be held nationwide for swimmers age 8-18 and will include a coaching roster of names such as Ryan Lochte, Cullen Jones, Jimmy Feigen, Kara Lynn Joyce, Larsen Jensen, Elizabeth Beisel and other elite athletes. The program will give participants the chance to hear inspiring messages and learn what it takes to become a U.S Olympian, watch demonstrations, and work in the water with the Olympians, practicing swim strokes and techniques. Some may even get the chance to race against their Olympic heroes. Clinics conclude with the opportunity for participants to ask questions, get photos, autographs and souvenirs, and hold the Olympian's medal.
"We started Project Streamline to improve and inspire the next generation of swimmers," says Jensen, a 2004 and 2008 Olympic Medalist and former Navy SEAL. "Jimmy and I both attended camps with Olympic athletes when we were young swimmers and those experiences were instrumental in our own Olympic success. Without a question, had I not held someone else's Olympic medal when I was 14, I would not have held my own when I was 18."
Jimmy Feigen, who won a silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics, and who will be representing the U.S. Olympic Swim Team in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics, remembers being a young Olympic hopeful.
"We remember what it was like to be the athlete with the far off goal of someday competing in the Olympics," says Jimmy. "We also remember the look of determination in the eyes of every young athlete who gets to hold our own Olympic medals. Both are powerful feelings we love recreating for the current Olympic athletes and the Olympic athletes to be."
Participants will also learn about what it takes to be an elite swimmer both in and out of the pool, with tips on nutrition, sleep, mental preparation, and more. On-going mentorship opportunities between the Olympian and young athlete will also be available through Project Streamline, to foster continued growth and inspiration beyond the weekend clinics.
"No other clinic organization is built exclusively for athletes, by athletes. Nor do any have as high of caliber of athletes as ours. Our business is based on a mission-driven culture by athletes who have "been there" and who can empathize with the struggles of athletes and their parents. We believe that through in-person instruction and prolonged mentorship opportunities with Olympic athletes, we can help make the next generation even better than ours," says Jensen.
For more information on Project Streamline, or to register or host a clinic near you, visit www.projectstreamline.co.