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Olympic freestyle swimmer Ryan Cochrane works with a number of Central Albertan swimmers at the Lacombe Kinsmen Aquatic Centre as part of his Swimming Smart Tour to the city last Wednesday evening. About 40 Central Albertan swimmers had the opportunity to learn from the accomplished athlete, going through drills, practicing stroke techniques and taking part in a Q&A session. (Ashli Barrett, Lacombe Globe)

Swimming Smart

Ryan Cochrane might be one of the best swimmers in the world, but rather than being placed on a high pedestal by young athletes, he’d rather dive into the water with them.

Rosie MacLennan of Canada wins gold in the trampoline competition during the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network )

MacLennan takes gold medal

Rosie MacLennan, Canada’s only gold medallist in 2012 in London, returned to the top step of the podium in women’s trampoline on Friday at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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