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Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT! Swim clinicians are among the sport's greatest ambassadors. Each one is chosen especially for his or her life experience and ability to relate with young people. They love to teach!

Large group? No problem for these athletes who have been in your members' shoes and are ready to share what they've learned since then. (They're great at crowd control, too.)

Your Mutual of Omaha BREAKOUT! Swim Clinic can feature one or two Olympic or National Team athletes including those featured and...

Rowdy Gaines Aaron Peirsol
Kristy Kowal Kim Vandenberg
Ariana Kukors Kelsi Worrell
Cody Miller Kate Ziegler

  • Michael Andrew
  • Elizabeth Beisel
  • Ian Crocker
  • Josh Davis
  • Conor Dwyer
  • Anthony Ervin
  • Jimmy Feigen
  • Matt Grevers
  • Misty Hyman
  • Breeja Larson
  • Caitlin Leverenz
  • Jason Lezak
  • Allison Schmitt
  • Dana Vollmer

Michael Andrew

Since turning professional at age 14, Michael Andrew has been on a rapid rise to the world swimming stage. He holds dozens of national age group records, many of which still stand. Competing at his first U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming in 2016, Michael made the semifinals in three events and the 100m breaststroke final. A rare accomplishment indeed for any 17-year-old. He continues to hone his technique on his quest for Olympic gold.

World Junior Championships
2015

  • Gold 50m backstroke (CR)
  • Silver 50m freestyle
  • Silver 400m medley relay
  • Silver 50m butterfly

Junior National Championships
2016

  • Gold 50m freestyle
  • Gold 100m breaststroke
  • Gold 100m freestyle
  • Gold 100m backstroke
  • Gold 100m butterfly
  • Gold 200m individual medley
  • Gold 200m breaststroke

Elizabeth Beisel

Elizabeth Beisel has been swimming competitively since age six. In 2003, she began setting age-group records (still holds eight). She made her first international team at age 13 and her first Olympic team at age 15 in 2008.

Now in her early twenties, Elizabeth heads into 2016 with a veteran's perspective. "I am not always the girl winning all the awards and medals...medaling is not the whole part," she said.

"To be able to share meaningful experiences with people I adore and respect, that's the real value for me, those are the memories that will make me smile, and make me proud, for the rest of my life."

Olympic Medals

  • 2012
    • Bronze 200m backstroke
    • Silver 400m individual medley

World Championships

  • 2013
    • Bronze 400m individual medley
  • 2011
    • Gold 400m individual medley
  • 2009
    • Bronze 200m backstroke

Ian Crocker

Among the fastest fliers ever, Ian always delivered. He's earned world records for individual and relay performances for years. His favorite is the first. At the 2003 World Champs, he watched the current 100m butterfly world record go down twice in the semifinals. Ian used that energy to fuel his fly and out-touched his rivals in the finals for the gold and his first world record. With that one fingertip, Ian began his six-year reign as the world record holder in his signature event.

Olympic Medals

  • 2008
    • Gold 400m medley relay
  • 2004
    • Silver 100m butterfly
    • Gold 400m medley relay (WR)
    • Bronze 400m freestyle relay
  • 2000
    • Gold 400m medley relay

World Championships

  • 2007
    • Silver 50m butterfly
    • Silver 100m butterfly
  • 2005
    • Gold 100m butterfly (WR)
    • Gold 400m medley relay
    • Silver 50m butterfly
  • 2004
    • Gold 100m butterfly
    • Gold 50m butterfly (WR)
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay
    • Gold 400m medley relay (WR)
  • 2003
    • Gold 400m medley relay (WR)
    • Gold 100m butterfly (WR)
    • Gold 50m butterfly
  • 2001
    • Silver 100m butterfly

Josh Davis

Family man. Business man. Swimming ambassador. Josh Davis successfully balances speaking engagements, conducting swim clinics and spending time with his growing family. He's developed into a world-class motivational speaker, broadcaster and swim clinician. Josh reaches thousands of young swimmers as the embodiment of the sport's values.

Olympic Medals

  • 2000
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay
    • Silver 800m freestyle relay
  • 1996
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay
    • Gold 400m medley relay

Conor Dwyer

A sleepless night and a will to drop time when it mattered most. That turned out to be Conor Dwyer's formula for meeting his goal for the 2012 Olympics: Be a part of the 4 x 200m freestyle relay final. First, he needed to swim extremely fast in the prelims, but worrying about it kept him awake the night before. No matter. Conor finished the prelim with the lowest time. That night, he realized his dream swimming the second leg of the relay final and won. But it wasn't just any win. Conor and his teammates were a part of the record-breaking 19th medal swim of the greatest athlete in history. And that was worth losing sleep over.

Olympic Medals

  • 2016
    • Bronze 200m freestyle
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay
  • 2012
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay

World Championships

  • 2015
    • Silver 800m freestyle relay
  • 2014
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay (scm)
  • 2013
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay
    • Silver 200m freestyle
  • 2012
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay (scm)
    • Bronze 200m freestyle relay (scm)

Anthony Ervin

Anthony Ervin is a thinker, a tinkerer, a teacher and a student. By the time he was age 22, he'd won Olympic gold, two World championship medals and seven NCAA titles. Then, he left swimming to explore the world beyond the pool.

Eventually he returned to competitive swimming. This time around, Anthony applies his mind as much as his body to swimming. He's always innovating and tweaking his movement through water just to see where it takes him.

Olympic Medals

  • 2016
    • Gold 50m freestyle
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay
  • 2000
    • Gold 50m freestyle
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay

World Championships

  • 2013
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay
  • 2012
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay (scm)
    • Bronze 50m freestyle (scm)
  • 2001
    • Gold 50m freestyle
    • Gold 100m freestyle

Jimmy Feigen

Jimmy Feigen's breakthrough moment followed several achievements throughout high school, college and even the 2012 Olympics. Finally, there it was at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona. The 100m freestyle. Jimmy had worked his way through the prelims and semifinals to earn a coveted middle lane in the final. That's when Jimmy came from behind in the final 50 meters to earn the silver medal in 47.82, a lifetime best. Nothing's been the same since.

Olympic Medals

  • 2016
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay
  • 2012
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay

World Championships

  • 2014
    • Silver 200m freestyle relay (scm)
    • Bronze 400m freestyle relay (scm)
  • 2013
    • Silver 100m freestyle
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay
  • 2012
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay (scm)

Matt Grevers

Two golds and a silver. Not a bad start for Matt Grevers at his first major international competition, the 2008 Olympics. That's where he earned a silver medal behind Aaron Peirsol in the 100m backstroke, and he won two gold medals swimming in the 400m freestyle and 400m medley relays. Matt and his medley relay teammates broke the world record in the preliminary heat.

Olympic Medals

  • 2012
    • Gold 100m backstroke
    • Gold 400m medley relay
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay
  • 2008
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay
    • Gold 400m medley relay
    • Silver 100m backstroke

World Championships

  • 2015
    • Silver 50m backstroke
    • Bronze 100m backstroke
  • 2014
    • Gold 200m mixed freestyle relay (scm)
    • Silver 200m freestyle relay (scm)
    • Silver 400m medley relay (scm)
    • Bronze 200m medley relay (scm)
    • Bronze 400m freestyle relay (scm)
    • Bronze 100m backstroke (scm)
  • 2013
    • Gold 100m backstroke
    • Silver 50m backstroke
  • 2012
    • Silver 50m backstroke (scm)
    • Gold 100m backstroke (scm)
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay (scm)

Misty Hyman

Among all her swimming achievements, Misty Hyman is perhaps best known for one defining race. At the 2000 Olympics, Misty took gold in the 200m butterfly and set an American record by defeating the Australian who hadn't lost that event in six years.

"When I got up behind the blocks, I wasn't thinking about who was next to me and that it was the Olympic finals. I was just focusing on swimming," Misty said. "To actually have that breakthrough race, was incredible. I still have trouble putting into words."

Olympic Medals

  • 2000
    • Gold 200m butterfly

World Championships

  • 1998
    • Bronze 200m butterfly
    • Gold 400m medley relay
  • 1995
    • Gold 100m backstroke (SCM)

Breeja Larson

Into high school, Breeja Larson loved playing all sports. She never wanted to settle on one because that meant she couldn't play all the others. It wasn't until her junior year when she realized she would pay for college, that she knew it was time to focus on one sport in hopes of getting an athletic scholarship. Lucky for us, she chose swimming. So, at age 17 she began to train in earnest and was off to Texas A&M. She credits her “freshness” in swimming for her three straight NCAA titles in the 100m breaststroke. It didn't hurt her at the 2012 Olympic Trials, which led to her gold medal.

Olympic Games

  • 2012
    • Gold, 400m medley relay

World Championships

  • 2013
    • Gold, 400m medley relay

Caitlin Leverenz

Caitlin Leverenz had three opportunities to make Team USA during the 2008 Olympic Trials, yet finished fourth in all three events. She took time to reflect and eventually came to “fail successfully” through a process that provides “room for growth and learning.” She believes not making the 2008 team “instilled in me much more hunger.” Not only did she want to make the 2012 team, she wanted hardware. Her bronze medal in the 200m individual medley is proof of her journey.

Olympic Medal

  • 2012
    • Bronze 200m individual medley

Jason Lezak

Jason Lezak has been the go-to guy on for U.S. relays since 1999. After he and the men's 400m freestyle relay teams won silver at the 2000 Olympics and bronze at the 2004 Olympics, coaches turned to Jason to anchor the 2008 team. He didn't disappoint. Jason's split of 46.06 is the fastest ever in the sport. He powered to the wall earning gold in world-record time for the U.S.

Olympic Medals

  • 2012
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay
  • 2008
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay (WR)
    • Gold 400m medley relay (WR)
    • Bronze 100m freestyle
  • 2004
    • Gold 400m medley relay (WR)
    • Bronze 400m freestyle relay
  • 2000
    • Gold 400m medley relay
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay

World Championships

  • 2011
    • Bronze 400m freestyle relay

Matt McLean

Some would say Matt McLean found swimming late in life, when he was 10. It was love at first stroke for him, but he progressed slowly with little reward.

“I didn't excel right away, and I guess that could have made me stop, but I loved swimming so much that I wanted to see what I could do. It motivated me,” McLean said. With determination and laser-sharp focus, Matt worked to make his dreams a reality.

Olympic Medals

  • 2012
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay

World Championships

  • 2014
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay (scm)
  • 2013
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay
  • 2012
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay (scm)

Allison Schmitt

When the call comes, you answer. Allison Schmitt did at the 2012 Olympics in London after she'd earned her two golds, a silver and a bronze. Coaches called on her to anchor the last women's race, the 400m medley relay, an event the U.S. hadn't won since the 2000 Olympics. With her teammates each slicing through the water on world-record pace, Allison punctuated U.S. gold in world-record time. That's how you answer the call for your team.

Olympic Medals

  • 2016
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay
  • 2012
    • Gold 200m freestyle
    • Silver 400m freestyle
    • Gold 400m medley relay (WR)
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay
    • Bronze 400m freestyle relay
  • 2008
    • Bronze 800m freestyle relay

World Championships

  • 2012
    • Gold 200m freestyle (scm)
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay (scm)
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay (scm)
  • 2011
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay
  • 2009
    • Silver 200m freestyle
    • Silver 800m freestyle relay (WR)

Dana Vollmer

After taking some time off after the 2008 Olympic Trials, Dana Vollmer is back stronger, faster and fitter than ever. Take her performances during 2010, for example. She was among the top medal winners at the Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships earning four golds and a silver.

Olympic Medals

  • 2016
    • Bronze 100m butterfly
    • Gold 400m freestyle relay
    • Silver 400m medley relay
  • 2012
    • Gold 100m butterfly (WR)
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay
    • Gold 400m medley relay (WR)
  • 2004
    • Gold 800m freestyle relay (WR)

World Championships

  • 2013
    • Bronze 100m butterfly
  • 2011
    • Gold 100m butterfly
    • Gold 400m medley relay
    • Silver 400m freestyle relay