September 6, 2018
Congratulations to Kristin Cornish, Age 14 on
Being Selected to Attend the National Select Camp at
The Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs !
National Select Camp
Each fall, USA Swimming brings 96 of the top USA Swimming member athletes in the nation for a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience. Swimmers are selected from the SWIMS database of top times. During the camp, these swimmers will learn about post race recovery, drug and supplement rules, psychological training skills, nutrition, race strategy and more.
Location: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Dates: 2018 Girl's: October 11-14, 2018
2018 Boy's: October 25-28, 2018
48 male and 48 female athletes shall be selected to participate in each camp. 42 athletes male/female shall be selected following the September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 qualifying period based on the SWIMS database. The fastest three eligible athletes in each event will be invited. Doubles will be resolved by placing the athlete in his/her highest HY-tek power point event. 6 additional females and 6 additional males will be selected based on their individual IMX Power Point scores. The 6 highest scoring age 14-15 females, not previously selected for an individual event and the 6 highest scoring age 15-16 males, not previously selected for an individual event, will be invited. Male and female camps will be held separately.
Invited coaches: The coach of each athlete is invited for it is thought crucial to the success of this program that each home coach attends with their athlete. Playing a major role in the National Select Camp are members of the National Team Performance Support staff as well as the Club Development Performance Consultants. Separate educational tracts for the athlete’s and the coach are offered.
- Sample topics for athletes: Physiological basis for post race recovery; drug and supplement education; practical psychological training skills; nutrition; race strategy and race analysis.
- Sample topics for coaches: Mental skills; race analysis; biomechanical tools for the coach; introduction to video analysis; testing programs for physiology; nutrition; drug testing responsibilities.