National Team

Nine U.S. National Swim Team Members to Visit Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital on Wednesday

5/12/2014

Nine members of the USA Swimming National Team  will visit the Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 15 from 11 a.m. – noon. The athletes will talk about their experience in the sport, sign autographs and pose for pictures with children and their families.

National Team swimmers making an appearance include 2012 Olympians Cammile Adams (Houston, Texas), Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J.) Micah Lawrence (Pflugerville, Texas), Matt McLean (Sterling, Va.) and Shannon Vreeland (Overland Park, Kan.), along with Justine Mueller Bowker (Monroe, Mich.), Eugene Godsoe (Greensboro, N.C.), Tim Phillips (Vienna, W. Va.) and David Plummer (Oklahoma City, Okla.).

“I’m very excited to re-visit Hemby Children’s Hospital again this year after making some friends last year,” said Godsoe. “It means so much to me to be to be able to go in and hear each patient and their family’s story. It gives me a lot of inspiration to see how strong both the patients and staff are, dealing with things much greater than I can imagine. I only hope I’m able to motivate and inspire them as much as they do for me.”

The appearance is open to the media, however, all media must be escorted by a member of the Novant Health public relations team. For more information, including parking details, please contact the Novant Health public relations at 704-617-2631

The National Team members’ appearance at Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform deigned to help National Team swimmers encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents


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