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National Diversity Camp

The athlete application for the 2019 National Diversity Select Camp is now open! Applications must be received by USA Swimming headquarters by Friday, February 8th at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. The application to be on the coaching staff is also open. Camp staff applications must be received by Friday, February 8th at 5 p.m.

Each spring, USA Swimming invites 48 athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. Selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming sanctioned events.

SITE:

U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC), Colorado Springs, CO

DATES:

May 2-5, 2019. Athletes will arrive on Thursday and depart on Sunday morning.

PURPOSE:

Instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.

GOALS:

To empower athletes from ethnically under-represented populations and their coaches to:

  • Demonstrate the viability of multicultural success in swimming.
  • Achieve performance excellence at every level of the sport.
  • Expound the benefits and value of participating in the sport of swimming.
  • Assist in recruiting more swimmers and coaches from diverse ethnicities to the sport of swimming.
  • Be positive leaders and role models that others from multicultural backgrounds can emulate.

More information about the camp; as well as, the applications for athletes and coaches can be found here: https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2018/05/01/national-diversity-select-camp