Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary instructs a group of young swimmers at the Snohomish Aquatic Center over the weekend.

Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary instructs a group of young swimmers at the Snohomish Aquatic Center over the weekend.

Community sports roundup: Olympic gold medalist visits Snohomish

Tyler Clary won the 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

The Snohomish Aquatic Center had a golden visitor over the weekend.

Tyler Clary, an American Olympic gold medalist swimmer, stopped by on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour.

Clary, who won the gold medal in the men’s 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, conducted four clinics at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, two on Saturday and two on Sunday, designed to improve the technique, speed and power of swimmers of all ages.

“I love doing clinics such as this,” Clary said in a quote provided by the Snohomish Aquatic Center. “This is the final step to bring my career full circle. I started my swim career in programs like this, and it’s rewarding to be able to help young athletes work to achieve their full potential. The first step is helping them believe in themselves.”

This was not the first time the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour has come through Snohomish.

“This was an amazing opportunity to have an Olympic gold medalist and world-class athlete like Tyler Clary, as well as international competitor Felicia Lee, help our local swimmers improve their strokes and, more importantly, instill the power of belief,” Snohomish Aquatic Center aquatics manager Rob Serviss said in a comment provided by the pool.

Puget Sound’s Rutledge honored

Everett High School graduate Murdock Rutledge, now a sophomore on the University of Puget Sound football team, was named the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference’s Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 11-17. Rutledge, the Loggers’ No. 1 quarterback, was 35-for-48 for 359 yards and five touchdowns as Puget Sound won 55-28 at La Verne.

For the season Rutledge is 72-for-111 for 814 yards with nine touchdowns and no interceptions for the 2-1 Loggers.

Peterson earns bronze with Team GB

Cascade High School graduate Aubrey Peterson helped the Great Britain national softball team earn a bronze medal at the European Super 6 softball tournament held last week in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Great Britain finished 2-3 in round-robin play, then defeated The Netherlands 3-2 in the bronze-medal game.

Peterson, who qualifies to play for Great Britain because her mother was born there, started all six games in left field and finished the tournament batting 2-for-12.

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