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USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp

Two TBAY Brandon swimmers were selected to attend USA Swimming’s Southern Zone Select Camp held at the University of Louisville (May 23 – May 26, 2013). The Southern Zone encompasses the Southeastern U.S. from West Virginia to Texas. Participants earn invitations based on their performances during the 2012 Long Course season. A total of 56 athletes earned invitations.

Christin Rockway was one of 28 (12-13 year old) girls selected. During the 2012 LC season Christin swam four All Time Top 100 Swims (dating back to 1965) for her Age Group;

  • 74th top swim in the 800 Free,
  • 51st top swim in the 100 Fly,
  • 31st top swim in the 200 IM, and
  • 12th top swim in the 400 IM.

Wes McGovern was one of 28 (13-14 year old) boys selected. During the 2012 LC season Wes swam four All Time Top 100 Swims (dating back to 1965) for his Age Group;

  • 83rd top swim in the 100 Back,
  • 74th top swim in the 200 Back,
  • 20th top swim in the 200 Free, and
  • 17th top swim in the 400 Free.

The Head Coach for this year’s Camp was Chris Lear of Germantown Academy Aquatic Club (GAAC). GAAC swims in Ft. Washington, PA and was named a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club in 2012.

The Head Manager for this year’s Camp was Mary Plant (nee Meagher), affectionately known as Madame Butterfly and recognized as arguably the best Butterflyer ever. Meagher set her first World Record at the age of 14 in the 200 Butterfly. At 15, Meagher set the World Record in the 100 Butterfly. She would hold the World Record in these events for an incredible two decades! 

The Camp’s purpose is to acquaint the athletes with training, nutritional, and life strategies that will help them succeed and build to the next levels of competitive swimming.