October 9, 2018
Topher Stensby Selected to Participate at 2018 USA Swimming National Select Camp
Forty-eight top male athletes invited to train at Olympic Training Center
[Lincolnshire, IL] – Local Stevenson High School and PAC swimmer, TOPHER STENSBY was chosen as one of 48 boys from across the country to participate in USA Swimming’s National Select Camp slated for October 25-28 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“We are incredibly excited about this opportunity that Topher has earned,” said Kevin Zakrzewski, Patriot Aquatic Club Head Coach. “This will be the perfect opportunity for Topher that will really help prepare him for the next level at college and on the National stage.”
During the three-day camp, Stensby will experience the day-to-day routine of a U.S. 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.”
Stensby’s coach, Kevin Zakrzewski, was also selected to be one of the coaches for the camp. In addition to a group of top-tier coaches, led by Meghan Olson of the Dayton Riders, a member of the U.S. National Team will help instruct the athletes in attendance.
Stensby 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 17 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.