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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Train Like a Champion With Two-Time Olympic Medalist Lia Neal

MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - 
                                    IYANA MOORE 301-446-3313 - or – 

Train Like a Champion
With Two-Time Olympic Medalist Lia Neal

Riverdale, MD – The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission presents Train Like a Champion with two-time Olympic Medalist, Lia Neal. Neal was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 13, 1995 and began swimming at the age of six. As the second African-American female to make a US Olympic swim team, Lia is committed to bringing more diversity to the sport. She is part of USA Swimming’s Make a Splash initiative, inspiring kids to swim via Swim Brooklyn.

WHAT: Train Like a Champion

WHEN: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 12PM- 4PM

WHERE: Fairland Sports & Aquatics Complex, 13820 Old Gunpower Rd, Laurel MD 20707

COST: Swim Clinic Registration Fee: $75/Bi-County Resident; $97/Non-Resident

Learn about Lia Neal’s journey to becoming a two-time Olympian. You may get a chance to test your skills against Lia in a race! Open to ages 18 and under. Participants must be able to swim ALL Four Strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly). Comfortable Diving and Swimming in Deep Water. Register online at PARKS DIRECT at

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