Kira Toussaint To Train at Tennessee On Way to Paris Olympics; Will Serve As VOLunteer Assistant

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Kira Toussaint To Train at Tennessee On Way to Paris Olympics; Will Serve As VOLunteer Assistant

Dutch star Kira Toussaint, who spent her collegiate days at the University of Tennessee, is heading back to Rocky Top for her preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Toussaint made the announcement on her Instagram account and posted a picture of her holding a Tennessee swim cap. She also announced that she will serve as a volunteer assistant coach for the Vols while she trains for the next Games.

“So happy to be back training on Rocky Top getting ready for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!!,” Toussaint wrote. “While I’m here I have the amazing opportunity to be one of the VOLunteer assistant coaches.”

Toussaint has established herself as one of the world’s elite backstrokers in the 50 and 100 distances, and formerly held the world record in the short-course version of the 50 backstroke. The Dutch record-holder in the 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke, Toussaint won the bronze medal in the 100 back at this summer’s European Championships, where she also helped the Netherlands to the gold medal in the 400 medley relay.

As a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Toussaint will contribute to the program guided by Matt Kredich. Toussaint’s move to Knoxville and presence as an assistant is similar to the move made by Katie Ledecky to the University of Florida, where she is training under Anthony Nesty and helping him as a volunteer assistant for the Gators.

 

 

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