© Times-Herald photo by Matthew Gourlie
Mike Mintenko, left, and his wife Lindsay sign autographs for young swimmers at the Phyllis Dewar pool Sunday.
A trio of former Olympians will be lending their swimming expertise at weekend full of activities in Regina in early October.
Swim Saskatchewan will host Moose Jaw’s Mike Mintenko, his wife Lindsay Mintenko and Brent Hayden as the trio will hold a series of competitive swimming clinics on Sunday, Oct. 6.
The Saturday night before the clinics will feature a dinner and a silent auction at The Willow on Wascana. The dinner is $375/plate with a limit of 40 seats.
The Sunday morning will feature a $25/plate breakfast “How To Raise An Olympian” for up to 100 parents of swimmers. The breakfast begins 8:30 a.m. at United Services Institute of Regina.
There will be four different clinics over the course of Sunday geared towards different skill levels. Each clinic is 80 minutes long and will be held at the Lawson Aquatic Centre in Regina.
Mike Mintenko is a two-time Olympian and was a member of the Canadian national team from 1998 to 2005.
Lindsay Mintenko (née Benko) was a two-time American Olympian and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She is currently the national team managing director for USA Swimming.
Hayden won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics. He currently holds six Canadian records and has held two world records.
All funds raised from the clinics will stay in the province and will support the Mike Mintenko Swimmer Scholarship Fund.
More information and registration forms are available at the swimsask.ca website.