June 6, 2012
Kylie Mitchell recently attended the 2012 Zone Select Camp held at UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. Kylie earned the right to attend the camp by being the fastest 12-13 year old girl in the 400 Freestyle during the long course season last year. USA Swimming host Zone Select Camps in all four regions as a way to recognize the top young athletes in USA Swimming. The criteria for qualifying is as follows:
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.
15 athletes of each sex
are selected based on 2011 Long Course Meters (LCM) IMX point
scores according to the following:
Eight girls age 12 and eight 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 (excluding the 50 free, including the 800 and 1500 for both sexes) is invited for a total of 13 additional male and 13 additional female athletes. If a swimmer was already selected based on IMX score, the next fastest swimmer is selected in that event.