April 15, 2019
For the 9th consecutive year(13th swimmer in total), a Select swimmer has been invited to the USA Swimming Zone Select Camp. This year, Tommy Palmer has been selected(800 Free) to attend the camp. Congratulations Tommy! The camp will be held at University of Cincinnati on May 23-26, 2019. Criteria for the camp is extremely competitive.
Interesting Fact: Since 2010, only 17 Midwestern Swimming swimmers have been invited to this camp. Select Swimming has had 13 of these swimmers! Tommy is part of a select group with many of these swimmers going on to compete at major D1 collegiate programs.
Below is the USA Swimming requirements:
28 male and 28 female athletes are selected in each of the four
Selected girls must be age 12-13 at the time of performance.
Selected boys must be age 13-14 at the time of performance.
14 athletes of each sex are selected based on 2018 Long Course
Meters (LCM) IMX point scores according to the following:
Seven girls age 12 and seven boys age 13
Seven girls age 13 and seven boys age 14
Then, the fastest swimmer in each Zone in each Long Course Meters (LCM) Olympic event (including the 800 and 1500 for both sexes) is invited for a total of 14 additional male and 14 additional female athletes. If a swimmer was already selected based on IMX score, the next fastest swimmer is selected in that event.