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USA Swimming Selects Zachary Washburn to Attend Zone Camp
Manta Ray Aquatics is proud to announce that senior swimmer Zachary Washburn was invited by USA Swimming to attend the Western Zone Select Camp in San Diego this summer. This is a very elite event in which the camp selections are chosen based on the previous season’s long course IMX scores, and then by the fastest individual times in each Olympic event. 28 girls age 12-13 and 28 boys age 13-14 with the highest IMX score or fastest individual event time in each zone are invited to attend. Zachary qualified with the fastest individual 50 meter freestyle time in the Western Zone, which he achieved last summer while he was 14 at the Western Senior Zones Championship meet in Clovis California. His time also ranked him 2nd in the nation, only missing the number 1 ranking by .07 seconds to a relay lead-off swimmer.
The four-day camp will feature five long course workouts that Washburn will participate in. While the camp is competitive, athletes will also have the opportunity to learn from professionals about post-race recovery, psychological training skills, nutrition, and race strategy.