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JAKE FOSTER SELECTED FOR USA SWIMMING NATIONAL SELECT CAMP

 JAKE FOSTER SELECTED FOR USA SWIMMING NATIONAL SELECT CAMP

Every year, USA Swimming brings sixty of the top USA Swimming member athletes in the nation for a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience. The top thirty male and female athletes are selected for the camp.  The camp is designed to introduce USA’s elite 18 & younger swimmers to the national team staff, the Olympic Training Center, and each other.  Over a third of the swimmers in attendance will go on to represent the USA at international meets including the Olympic Games.  The camp will take place in Colorado Springs October 29-November 1. 

Jake Foster, 15, was selected based off his 200 m Breaststroke performance this past summer.  Jake is a new member of the City of Mason’s Manta Rays after a successful start at the Cincinnati Marlins.   

During the camp, Jake will learn about post-race recovery, drug and supplement rules, psychological training skills, nutrition, race strategy and more.  Jake will make new friends, hear inspiring talks from Olympians Dana Kirk & Brendan Hansen and learn  what it meant to be a part of TEAM USA.

USA Swimming also invites the coach of each of the swimmers to the camp; therefore, the Manta Rays will send a Manta Ray coach  to attend as well.  There was a separate educational track for all of the coaches while the USA National team coaches work with the athletes.  Topics for coaches include mental skills; race analysis; biomechanical tools for the coach; introduction to video analysis; testing programs for physiology; nutrition; drug testing responsibilities.  

For more information about the USA Swimming National Select Camps, please click here.