Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton’s reputation as one of the nice guys of Australian sport has been enhanced after a Border visit.
The Rio 400-metre freestyle champion attended a coaching clinic at Wodonga’s WAVES with some Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club team-mates.
“I reckon the question and answer went for an hour and a half and not one kid spoke or mucked around, they just sat there fully engaged the whole time,” Wodonga Swimming Club president John House said.
House said the group was extremely honest.
“One of the girls said she was standing on the blocks at the Olympics and it was the worst swim of her life, she basically choked on the blocks,” he said.
And just to top off what could be a life-changing weekend for the 65-70 juniors, Horton and Co. camped at WAVES with the Wodonga members.
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