May 20, 2019
Information and the Application for the 2019 YMCA Swimming Emerging Leader Academy (formerly "Leadership Development Camp") is now posted under the Swimmers tab.
The name was changed to reflect the scope of the program that begins in August and concludes at Short Course YMCA Nationals. Participants engage in workshops, online learning, interviews, assignments, conference calls, projects, group work and problem solving throughout the short course season. There is an on-site "swimposium" component that will take place in Orlando, FL on October 10-13 and will include advanced 2-hour workouts each day in addition to the leadership development workshops and community service activity. Swimmers need to be physically and mentally prepared to complete each swimming workout without stopping or getting out.
Applicants must be high school juniors in the Fall of 2019 (class of 2021). The application deadline is July 1, 2019.