2019 National Diversity Select Camp Applications Now Open

Eric Stimson
Jan 9, 2019

The athlete application for the 2019 National Diversity Select Camp is now open! Applications must be received by USA Swimming headquarters by Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. The application to be on the coaching staff is also open. Camp staff applications must be received by Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Each spring, USA Swimming invites 48 athletes from underrepresented populations to participate in a three-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. Selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming sanctioned events.

SITE:

U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC), Colorado Springs, CO

DATES:

May 2-5, 2019. Athletes will arrive on Thursday and depart on Sunday morning.

PURPOSE:

Instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.

GOALS:

To empower athletes from ethnically under-represented populations and their coaches to:

  • Demonstrate the viability of multicultural success in swimming.
  • Achieve performance excellence at every level of the sport.
  • Expound the benefits and value of participating in the sport of swimming.
  • Assist in recruiting more swimmers and coaches from diverse ethnicities to the sport of swimming.
  • Be positive leaders and role models that others from multicultural backgrounds can emulate.

More information about the camp; as well as, the applications for athletes and coaches can be found here: https://www.usaswimming.org/articles-landing-page/2018/05/01/national-diversity-select-camp