September 28, 2017
Poseidon Swimming’s Noah Nichols will travel to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO for USA Swimming’s National Select Camp from October 26-29, 2017. Attendees of this prestigious camp are chosen by USA Swimming. Swimmers must be ranked in the top three in the nation for their age group and event. Only 48 boys from the entire nation are chosen to attend. At this camp, swimmers will learn about post-race recovery, psychological skills, nutrition, race strategy and more. Head Coach, Ted Sallade, will attend camp with Nichols. “The camp will be a tremendous source of education, inspiration and motivation for Noah,” Coach Sallade said. Many Olympians, National Team and National Junior team athletes have attended this camp in the past.
Nichols, a Midlothian resident and sophomore at The Steward School, is looking forward to attending. “This is an exciting time to be a swimmer; and this opportunity to represent Poseidon and my Chesterfield teammates at this Select Camp is very special to me.”
Nichols spends most of his days in the water, training with Poseidon at MAC (Midlothian Athletic Club) and Woodlake Aquatic & Fitness Center, and works hard strength training when no one is watching. “We’re not sure where his love for the sport came from; but we have the community here in Richmond to thank for fueling it. From Coach Ted at Poseidon and Coach Hopp and the teachers at the Steward School, right up to his Poseidon teammates across the country, it is a wonderful and supportive community,” said Nichols’ dad, Prescott.
Last year, Nichols was recognized as the Virginia Swimmer of the year for 14-year old boys at the Virginia Swimming Annual Awards Banquet. Nichols was ranked first in three events and won the High Point award for 13/14 boys at Virginia Swimming’s Age Group State Champs meet.