Central Zone Diversity Select Camp

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2020 Central Zone Diversity Select Camp



Ohio Coaches: Please forward to your families


DATE : June 4-7, 2020

LOCATION : Chuck Fruit Aquatic Center

6161 Center Grove Rd

Edwardsville, Illinois

We wanted to make you aware of an opportunity for your athletes to attend the 2020 Central Zone Diversity Select Camp from June 4-7, 2020 in Edwardsville, Illinois. This camp is a great opportunity for athletes from diverse communities to represent your team at a Zone level camp. The camp will have five LCM workouts, a series of educational sessions and a motivational talk from a former national team membe r.


Athletes applying should aim to have a AA time standard or higher and represent an under represented population that is less than 20% of current USA Swimming membership. The application can be accessed below.


Application Deadline:  March 13, 2020 5 PM MST  


Key Dates:

February 3:  Athlete Application Opens

March 13:  Athlete Application Closes

March 16:  USA Swimming sends each LSC list of applicants

March 30:  LSC Selection due to Zone D&I Chair

April 6:  Zone D&I Chair confirms athlete roster and sends final list to LSCs

June 4-7:  Central Zone Select Diversity Camp & Summit (Edwardsville, Illinois)


We look forward to reviewing your athletes' applications!




2020 Eligibility:


Athletes must be Between the ages of 11-16 and cannot have attended the National Diversity Select Camp or the Zone Select Camps.  


The Zone Diversity Committee establishes the performance requirements for applicants.  


LSC Diversity and Inclusion Chairs select the athletes that will attend camp.


Costs & Expenses:

All athlete expenses (travel, lodging, provided meals) for participating in the Zone Diversity Camp are covered by the LSC. All other expenses incurred are the responsibility of the athlete.


Selection Criteria:


LSC's are asked to consider the athlete's 2018-2019 Long Course Meters (LCM) IMX point scores.

Long course times only will be considered.

Altitude adjusted times are not considered.

Times must be achieved between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.

Athlete must be registered in a LSC within the Zone at the time of the qualifying swim.

All athletes must be US citizens.  US citizens (dual citizens) that have represented another country in international competition are ineligible.

Athletes who qualify for or are selected to National Select Camp, National Junior Team, or any USA Swimming National Team are not eligible for Zone Select Camps.

Athletes who have ever attended a National Select Camp or been a member of any USA Swimming National Team are not eligible for Zone Select Camps.

An athlete who will attend the upcoming Diversity Select Camp is not eligible for the Zone Select Camp.

Athletes can attend one Zone Select Camp.


An athlete who turns down the opportunity would be eligible the following year if he/she still meets the age criteria and qualifies based off of the selection criteria. An athlete who accepts the invitation and does not attend is not eligible the following year unless an alternate was able to attend in his/her place.




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