Esperance to host Olympic bronze medalist

Tommaso D'Orsogna (far right) will spend the weekend in Esperance, coaching young swimmers and helping to run a swimming carnival. Photo: Getty Images.
Tommaso D'Orsogna (far right) will spend the weekend in Esperance, coaching young swimmers and helping to run a swimming carnival. Photo: Getty Images.

Olympic bronze medalist Tommaso D'Orsogna will spend a weekend in Esperance, visiting local schools, teaching swimmers and coaches and hosting a carnival.

As part of the Australian team, Mr D’Orsogna won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in the 4×100-metre medley relay and is now a medical student in Perth.

He will visit four local schools on Friday, February 15, before co-hosting the Goldfields Round Carnival at the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre on Saturday, February 16.

Carnival warm-ups start at midday, with the races beginning at 1:00pm.

The carnival is open to the public. To register click here

There is a small charge per event, as well as normal pool entry.

On Sunday, February 17 from 10:00am to midday, at the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre, the Olympian will host a free ‘clinic’ for Swim Club WA members. 

The clinic will be of benefit to young swimmers and local swimming coaches. 

Esperance Sea Dragons Swim Club president Nicole Harris said she was looking forward to Mr D’Orsogna’s visit. 

Mrs Harris said local swimmers would learn about techniques and turns.

Older students will also explore ethical concerns surrounding the doping scandal at the 2012 London Olympics.