2/6/20:  USA SWIMMING Western Zone Diversity Select Camp

Athletes must be Between the ages of 13-16 and cannot have attended the National Diversity Select Camp or the Zone Select Camps. The Zone Diversity Committee establishes the performance requirements for applicants. LSC Diversity and Inclusion Chairs select the athletes that will attend camp. The deadline to apply is March 13th.

The purpose of the camp is to create an atmosphere of Motivation and Educational opportunities for athletes of underrepresented cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic groups to develop the necessary Leadership skills to achieve Excellence in their sport and their home communities.

  • June 11-14, 2020
  • Boise State University, Boise, ID
  • Western Zone Athlete Application - PNS pays the whole amount ($200, travel, etc.) for each PNS athlete selected. 



1/23/20:  2020 USA SWIMMING Women's Leadership Summit


  • April 17-19, 2020 - Black Forest, Colorado
  • Female coach
  • Summit is designed for amazing women to convene, connect, brainstorm with others and grow their network.  To recharge your life and career with focus on your development both on and off the deck.
  • PNS APPLICATION - deadline February 14, 2020

USA SWIMMING Women's Leadership opportunities are designed for every level coach to grow both personally and professionally. The structure of the summit or conference changes from event to event, but is sure to leave you feeling recharged in your life and career.


5/14/19:  Jinxin Xiong (MET) Leadership Summit Experience:

The most significant benefit for myself is to build the network for the other coaches around the nation and how to do better with self-care. After I went through this event, I started to have a stronger sense of self-recognition of stress. The summit also helped me realized how important the coach's role for the swimmers even we are only on deck with them for 2-3 hours a day.

A lot of the self-care skills I learned there can also be used with our athletes and helping them to become a stronger swimmer and person.  Swimming practice is not just a practice for them, and it also becomes a social event and stress relief for our swimmers. I also learned that it is crucial to have an influential team culture; parents should also be part of it. A lot of the tips were given out at the summit, such as, a stress poster which will open up everyone's mind and share with their solutions to their teammates.
Fast swimming is not the only current trends for university recruiting; they also consider how strong team culture the swimmer is carrying. Coaches at the summit were very open to having a conversation with each other, giving out their coaching tips to help each other.

It was also updated a lot of new information about the USA swimming developing goals, and the goals to have more women coach roles in the organization.