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Natalya Woods named to National Diversity Select Camp

Natalya Woods of Lincoln Select Swimming has been selected for the National Diversity Select Camp. Congratulations Natalya!

The National Diversity Select Camp, which will be held October 21-24, 2021, will provide 56 athletes from diverse backgrounds and under-represented populations with the opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind swimming experience. In the three-day camp, campers will participate in pool training, motivational and educational sessions, as well as team-building activities. 2020 Tokyo Olympic alumni of the program include Simone Manuel, Jay Litherland, Torri Huske and Natalie Hinds.  

The goal of USA Swimming’s National Diversity Select Camp is to: 

  • Demonstrate the viability of multicultural success in swimming 
  • Achieve performance excellence at every level of the sport 
  • Expound the benefits and value of participating in the sport of swimming 
  • Assist in recruiting more swimmers and coaches from diverse ethnicities to the sport of swimming 
  • Develop positive leaders and role models that others from multicultural backgrounds can emulate.  


The National Diversity Select Camp hosts swimmers between the ages of 14 and 16 and selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming-sanctioned events. Each athlete selected for the camp will be provided with lodging, meals, ground transportation to/from the designated airport and full airfare. 

The swimmers will be joined by established staff members chosen from various teams around the country. A complete roster of camp participants, including staff, is now available  here.