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National Diversity Select Camp

To all NTS Teams

We have just been notified the application of the National Diversity Select Camp May 2-5 2019 is open. The application deadline is Feb 8th Friday. Please see details below.

Sorry for the short notice.

National Diversity Select Camp

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.

2019 NATIONAL DIVERSITY SELECT CAMP

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.


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.


NUMBER OF ATHLETES:

48 athletes (24 boys & 24 girls)


APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The application is available here and will close on Friday, February 8, 2019. 
 


AGE:

14 – 16 years of age. Age is as of the first day of camp May 2, 2019.


ELIGIBILITY:

Any USA Swimming registered athlete member who is eligible to represent the USA in international competition: a U.S. citizen who has NOT represented another country in international competition, in the case of dual citizens (your sport nation must be the United States), meets the qualification time standards, has not previously attended a USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp and represents an ethnically underrepresented population that is less than 10% of the current USA Swimming membership. These populations can include: African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native American, and others. As an added component, six athletes of each gender will be chosen from Outreach membership applicants. A swimmer cannot attend a Zone Select Camp and the Diversity Select Camp in the same year.  


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Athletes must have achieved at least one Diversity Select Camp time standard as shown here to apply for selection. These times are AAAA National Motivational Times for 13-14 year olds. Times must have been achieved in a USA Swimming sanctioned or approved meet (able to be proven in the SWIMS database).


APPLICATION:

The application is available here and will close on Friday, February 8, 2019. 
 

Please note: Application must be filled out by the athlete.  The athlete must have a USA Swimming website account and username that is linked to the athlete's USA Swimming record. The athlete will not be able to access the application until logged into his/her account.

Please click the following link for more details.

https://www.usaswimming.org/news-landing-page/2017/02/17/national-diversity-select-camp

 

Regards/Kenneth

Kenneth Chung

NTS D&I Chair