ATLANTA, GA- Over the Labor Day Holiday weekend (Aug. 31 – Sept. 3) Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athletes Lydia Bohannon and Ellie Waldrep attended the 2018 LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, and Athletic Development) Summit held at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. The LEAD Sports Summit is a yearly summit that connects young female swimmers with Olympic Champions and Specialists throughout a four day all-inclusive event.
Over the course of the four day summit, the swimmers will attended various sessions with a variety of expert mentors/Olympic Champions. They participated in team building activities, and learned about their strengths as individuals that will help them navigate their teenage years and achieve more as students, athletes, and leaders. Topics of focus include: Nutrition, Confidence, Leadership, Perseverance, Sports Psychology/Mental Health, as well as panel discussions and age-specific breakout groups. Each day of the Summit also included fitness and fun.
Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School alumni Kristen Vredeveld also participated in the event as part of the LEAD Sports team. In college, Vredeveld was a former four year letter winner, team captain, and NCAA Champion at the University of California at Berkley. The LEAD Sports Summit was founded in 2017 by three-Time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce. Some of the other female Olympians that participated in the summit include Missy Franklin, Katie Meili, Elizabeth Beisel, and Lia Neal.
For more information on the LEAD Sports Summit please visit www.leadsportssummit.com