October 18, 2017
MAKO Swimmer Lexi Cuomo
Selected to Participate at
2017 USA Swimming National Select Camp
Forty-eight top female athletes invited to train at Olympic Training Center
Here is a press release sent out about Senior Group swimmer Lexi Cuomo. Lexi and Coach Heather will be traveling to Colorado Springs this weekend to attend the USA Swimming National Select Camp. Have fun Lexi!!!!!
Local Fairfax, VA swimmer Lexi Cuomo was chosen as one of 48 girls from across the country to participate in USA Swimming’s National Select Camp slated for October 19-22 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“We’re thrilled for Lexi to take part in such an amazing experience,” said Heather Haddock, Owner of the Mason Makos Swim Team. “This camp could be the inspiration she needs to catapult her swimming career and bring her to the next level that she has worked so hard for,” said Head Coach Peter Ward.
During the three-day camp, Cuomo will experience the day-to-day routine of a National Team athlete and utilize the state of the art training facilities. The campers will learn from top professionals on topics such as post-race recovery, psychological training skills, nutrition and race strategy.
“The National Select camp is an important stepping stone for athletes on the brink of earning a spot on the National Junior Team,” said Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s Club Development Managing Director. “A strategic element of this camp is teaching and reinforcing the National Team culture which has always been a key part of the USA’s success in international competition. We want these athletes to cultivate a deep-rooted allegiance to Team USA.”
Cuomo is one of 96 top USA Swimming athletes – 48 male and 48 female – selected for the camp. Swimmers are selected from the SWIMS database of top times during the 2017 qualifying period, where the three fastest athletes in each event, ranging from age 14 to 16 are invited to the camp.
For more information on National Select Camp and the selection process, please click here.
About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.