October 18, 2017
Michael Petrides Selected to Participate at 2017 USA Swimming National Select Camp
Forty-eight top male athletes invited to train at Olympic Training Center
[Honolulu, HI] – Local Honolulu swimmer, Michael Petrides was ch osen as one of 48 boys from across the country to participate in USA Swimming’s National Select Camp slated for October 26-29 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“We are thrilled for Michael to take part of such an amazing experience,” said John Flanagan, Kamehameha Swim Club Head Coach. “This camp could be the inspiration he needs to catapult his swimming career and bring him to the next level that he has worked so hard for.”
During the three-day ca mp, Petrides will experi ence 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 about 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 competing for 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.”
Petrides 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 for 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 .