Posted 8:33 AM 8/3/2012 : Vote for your favorite Olympic Dreamer!
All week long, the News 4 Tucson Today crew has had Olympic Dreams!
John, Danielle, Nichole, Jeff and Samantha trained with former Olympic athletes and coaches, and all week, we've been sharing their Olympic experiences on Tucson Today.
John trained with world-class cyclist Kathryn Bertine, Danielle took aim at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, Nichole vaulted the hurdles with former Olympic athlete LaTanya Sheffield, Samantha took to the pool with UA swimming coach Rick DeMony, and Jeff tried his hand (and feet) at gymnastics in the final installment of Olympic Dreamers.
Check out the videos of their training above, and also, check out the News 4 Tucson Facebook page to see each Dreamer's blooper reel!
Check out all this week's Olympic Dreamers videos above, and then vote on who you think should take the Gold!
Then, tune in to News 4 Tucson Today next Thursday, August 9, beginning at 5 a.m. to find out who takes the gold!
Posted 6:57 AM 7/30/2012 : Tucson Today Olympic Dreamers: Swimming for the Gold
TUCSON-Keeping with the spirit of the London Summer Olympic Games, the Tucson Today team is kicking off a week-long series, "Olympic Dreamers".
Everyday this week a member of the morning team will take a turn at learning an Olympic sport.
News 4 Tucson's Samantha Ptashkin recently trained with University of Arizona Associate Head Swim Coach Rick DeMont at DeMont Family Swim on 2850 W Ina Rd.
DeMont has coached Gold Medalists and world record holders in the 1992, 2000, 2004 & 2008 Olympics. He is considered a world-renowned sprint freestyle coach.
To check out Samantha's outtakes from her session with Coach DeMont just head over to the KVOA facebook page.
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