Race An Olympian For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 3

September 02nd, 2017 National, News

The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour is putting together a fundraiser event to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas. The event is being spearheaded by Cammile Adams, a Houston native, Texas A&M alumnus, and two-time U.S. Olympian.

Adams competed at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Last year in Rio, she was 4th in the 200 fly; Adams also swam the 200 fly at the 2012 Olympics, finishing 5th.

The event will deviate from Fitter & Faster’s typical clinic format and instead will include a Q&A between the athletes and parents about regimen, diet, nutrition, and recovery tactics. Swimmers will also have the opportunity to race Cammile- which is among the highlights of most Fitter & Faster events.

After the racing, Camille will be available for photographs and autographs.

Note: Cammile is working on wrangling up some of her Olympian friends for cameos at the event. More information to be announced as they’re confirmed.

The minimum donation will be $50, with an opportunity to donate more. The event will take place at Westside High School in Houston on September 24th. All proceeds will go to help Houston recover from the hurricane. Half will go to families affiliated with Energy Core Aquatics (the host team for the event), where at least 20 families had their homes destroyed; the other half will go to help other families under the umbrella of the Gulf Swimming LSC who were displaced by the flood waters.

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T Hill

Great to hear you offering to do this. Appreciate your talking with athletes who’ve been displaced from their homes; not sure how many but had 1 swimmer who was thrilled. Awesome job Cammile & Clark !!

Harry Dresden

Can I race Clark? I’d beat Camille…

T Merchant

Westside High School!? I remember being the very first person to jump in that pool when it was built! Wow, I guess it has come a long way since then. Now hosting olympians doing charitable events. Very cool! Go Wolves!

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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