May 15, 2013
USA Swimming National Open Water Camp
From June 4-8, 2013, USA Swimming will sponsor The National Open Water Select Camp in Fort Myers, FL. The National Open Water Camp is viewed as an integral step for athletes to move from the pool to Open Water, then to the international scene. USA Swimming only offers 24 of the country's best distance swimmers this unique motivational and educational experience (12 girls/12 boys). This year USA Swimming selected City of Mason’s Manta Rays Head Coach Ken Heis to be a national open water camp coach and swimmer Zoe Thatcher to attend the camp.
The 2013 Camp will include long course workouts, salt water workouts and fresh water workouts in addition to educational sessions. The athletes will also be entered into a local 5k event as part of the camp. They will represent their home teams. This year's camp will focus on the usual skills & strategies, but will have an additional training component. Athletes will learn strategies, OW technique, nutrition and recovery for open water, and much, much more from elite Open Water coaches.