Speaker Series: Olympic Gold Medalist Mike O’Brien 10/5 6:30pm
Inaugural talk for the new academic year! Meet a former Olympic gold medalist, and learn: how does discipline lead to success in reaching any goal?
Mike O’Brien: Discipline for Success
1984, Olympic Gold Medalist, 1500m freestyle swim
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Parents and children welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
About the speaker
Mike O’Brien is an American former competition swimmer who won the gold medal in the men’s 1,500-meter freestyle event in a time of 15:05.20 at the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. In his ensuing college years as a member of the USC swim team, he followed up his Olympic success with two NCAA titles, three U.S. National titles and two American records. After a stint as a sports color commentator for NBC at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1993 Hawaii Iron Man Triathlon (in which he also competed after only six weeks of training), Mike and his wife started Mike O’Brien Swim Instruction in Orange and Los Angeles counties. They have operated the program ever since, during which time O’Brien has taught more than 10,000 swimmers.
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