Dillon Hong Selected to Attend Central Zone Select Camp!

Congratulations to KAW swimmer Dillon Hong for being selected by USA Swimming to attend the Central Zone Select Camp!  Dillon earned his way into the camp by placing top 7 in the 14-year old 2015 Central Zone LCM IMX standings.


USA Swimming sponsors four Zone Select Camps in an effort to identify the emerging young athletes in each Zone and offer them a unique motivational and educational experience. The Zone Select Camps are viewed as an integral step for athletes to move from the local and Zone level onto to the National scene.  These athletes are exposed to an intense weekend of training, education, and fun!


Dillon joins a list of outstanding KAW swimmers who also attended this prestigious camp.  To see a list of past attendees and other accomplishments of our KAW swimmers, check out our KAW Hall of Fame on the team website, or simply click on the following link: KAW Hall of Fame .


Below is more information about the Zone Select Camp and how athletes are selected--Which KAW Swimmer will be next?


2016 Zone Select Camp Dates & Locations :






Central Zone

May 26-29, 2016

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Southern Zone

May 26-29, 2016

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

Western Zone

June 2-5, 2016

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Eastern Zone

June 2-5, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD


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 2014 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 (fastest from 13-14 age group) and 13 additional female athletes (fastest from 12-13 age group). If a swimmer was already selected based on IMX score, the next fastest swimmer is selected in that event.