ST. CLOUD – Gold medalist Peter Vanderkaay is hosting a swim clinic next Thursday at the St. Cloud YMCA.

He won gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 games: He was a member of the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal 800m freestyle relay team: member of the 2008 Olympic World Record breaking and Gold medal 800m freestyle relay team; 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist in the 200m freestyle.  And , he’s currently training for the 2012 games.

Vanderkaay says the U.S. trials will be held in June in Omaha.

He says he started swimming at the age of seven, and when he started he wasn’t all that good.

While he’s in town next week, he’ll talk with coaches and swimmers, hold a question and answer session, and work with swimmers on deck or in the pool.  The clinic is from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the YMCA.  The cost is $30 — it’s limited to 100 participants.