February 7, 2020
Eligibility: 28 male and 28 female athletes are selected in each of the four Zones. 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 gender are selected based on 2019 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. The Southern Zone Select Camp will take place in May at the University of Louvisville, Ky. with other top athletes from around the southern US.
Ryan was selected based on his 14 year old USA swimming IMX score from the 2019 LCM which ranked him 19th in the counrty among all 14 year olds. His IMX score was based on top times in the following 6 events: 200 fly, 200 back, 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM, and 400 free