UofL SWIMMING| Head Coach has unique insight on Olympic safety concerns

07/30/2016 10:00 AM

The UofL Swim Team is sending seven swimmers to the Olympic Games in Brazil. That feat makes these games special to Head Coach Arthur Albiero but there’s also another reason. Albiero is Brazilian and he will get to be in his home country to support his swimmers. In fact, he’s been using the lure of Brazil as motivation for one of his UofL swimmers, Joao de Luca, who is from Rio and will represent Brazil in the games.

There are still safety concerns about holding the games in Rio. The Zika virus and contaminated water have meant dozens of qualifiers have withdrawn from the games. Here’s what Albiero had to say about those concerns.

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