Congratulations to Addison Donfris, Griffin O'Leary, and Lily
Reader for being selected to the USA swimming Zone Select
Camp! This is a tremendous honor to be selected for this
camp. It is also tremendous for three teammates from the same
team to be selected at the same time!
The Zone Select Camp will be held at the University of
Cinicinnati May 24-27.
These three join the ranks of Maggie Emary, Bridget O'Leary,
Emma Pritchett, and Kirsten Jacobsen to attend a USA Swimming Camp.
Who will be the next BSC Swimmer to step up to the next level!
Below are the criteria for selection to the camp.
USA Swimming sponsors four Zone Select Camps in an effort to
identify the emerging young athletes in each Zone and offer
them a unique motivational and educational experience. The Zone
Select Camps are viewed as an integral step for athletes to move
from the local and Zone level onto to the national scene.
28 male and 28 female athletes are selected in each of the four
Selected girls must be age 12-13 at the time of performance.
Selected boys must be age 13-14 at the time of performance.
14 athletes of each sex are selected based on 2017 Long Course
Meters (LCM) IMX point scores according to the following:
Seven girls age 12 and seven boys age 13
Seven girls age 13 and seven boys age 14
Then, the fastest swimmer in each Zone in each Long Course Meters
(LCM) Olympic event (including the 800 and 1500 for both sexes) is
invited for a total of 14 additional male and 14 additional female
athletes. If a swimmer was already selected based on IMX score, the
next fastest swimmer is selected in that event.
Long course times only will be considered. Altitude adjusted times
are not considered.
be achieved between September 1, 2016 and August 31,
Athlete must be registered in a LSC within the Zone at the time of
the qualifying swim.
All athletes must be US citizens. US citizens (dual citizens)
that have represented another country in international competition
Athletes who qualify for or are selected to National Select Camp,
National Junior Team, or any USA Swimming National Team are not
eligible for Zone Select Camps. Athletes who have ever attended a
National Select Camp or been a member of any USA Swimming National
Team are not eligible for Zone Select Camps. An athlete who will
attend the upcoming Diversity Select Camp is not eligible for the
Zone Select Camp. Athletes can attend one Zone Select Camp. An
athlete who turns down the opportunity would be eligible the
following year if he/she still meets the age criteria and qualifies
based off of the selection criteria. An athlete who accepts the
invitation and does not attend is not eligible the following year
unless an alternate was able to attend in his/her place.
Four sites, one per Zone, are selected by USA Swimming. First
preference is a college campus that can provide on campus housing
and dining accommodations. Private sites will be considered if
college sites cannot be secured.
The preferred date for the camps is Memorial Day weekend. Facility
availability may dictate that the camps be held on an alternate
All athlete expenses at the camps are covered by USA Swimming.
Athletes are responsible for their own transportation arrangements
and expenses. Some LSCs have expressed interest in assisting
athletes with travel expenses.
USA Swimming selects a head coach for each camp as well as four
assistant coaches and two managers. In addition, one male and one
female National Junior Team athlete attend each camp. Two members
of the USA Swimming National Headquarters staff attend each camp to
conduct educational sessions.
Gear and Materials:
USA Swimming provides each athlete and staff member with
appropriate gear, equipment and educational materials.
Camps include five long course workouts, four educational sessions
and recreational activities. Athletes are required to stay the
entire time and must stay onsite in the accommodations provided by
the host. Unfortunately, we cannot be flexible in allowing athletes
to arrive late or leave early. Please check school and graduation
schedules prior to accepting your invitation.