October 2, 2018
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 2, 2018
Team Contact: Alessio De Rosi
ANNIKA WAGNER Selected to Participate at 2018 USA Swimming National Select Camp
Forty-eight top female athletes invited to train at Olympic Training Center
Chicago, IL – Annika Wagner was chosen as one of 48 girls from across the country to participate in USA Swimming’s National Select Camp slated for October 11-14 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
During the three-day camp, Annika will experience 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. In addition, campers will hear from headlining speaker and confidence coach, Christen Shefchunas, author of Naked Confidence: Revealing Your Whole Truth and Finally Moving Forward.
“As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in this country, it is very exciting for us to be able to host some of the best young talent in the pool today,” USA Swimming’s Senior Director of Education, Programs and Services Mariejo Truex said. “The National Select Camp provides swimmers on the cusp of reaching international-level competition with invaluable opportunity, tools and experience to help continue the upward trajectory of their swimming careers.”
In addition to a group of top-tier coaches, led by Dan Jacobs of Machine Aquatics, U.S. National Team member Kendyl Stewart will help instruct the athletes in attendance. Stewart is an alumna of the camp having been selected in 2008, respectively.
Annika Wagner 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 2018 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 USA Swimming’s National Select Camp and the full roster of attendees, please visit: www.usaswimming.org/camps.
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.