Sam Folger selected to USA Zone Camp


Sam Folger Selected to Participate at USA Swimming Eastern Zone Select Camp

Fifty-six top USA Swimming athletes from the eastern zone invited to camp


Worcester, MA– Local Shirley swimmer, Sam Folger was chosen as one of 56 swimmers for the USA Swimming’s Eastern Zone Select Camp that was held at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Folger swims for Greenwood Swimming in Worcester, MA.


“We are extremely proud to have had Sam Folger represent Greenwood Swimming at the Eastern Zone Select Camp,” said Don Lemieux, Greenwood Swimming Head Coach. “This honor reflects the hard work he’s put into training this year and is the first step toward his life-long dream of swimming at the 2020 Olympic Trials.”


During the four-day camp, Folger participated in five long course workouts and had the opportunity to learn from professionals about post-race recovery, psychological training skills, nutrition and race strategy.


Folger is one of 56 top USA Swimming athletes in the Eastern Zone – 28 male and 28 female – selected for the camp. Swimmers are selected from the SWIMS database of top times during the 2017 qualifying period, where the fastest athlete in each event, ranging from age 12 to 13 for girls and 13 to 14 for boys are invited to the camp. Folger was selected for the 100 and 200 butterfly events.