Eric Ji has been selected to participate in the 2020 National Diversity Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center May 7th - 10th

Dave McCrary

Eric JI has been selected to the National Diversity Select Camp

 | Monday, March 18, 2019

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.

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.

SITE:

 

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

DATES:

May 7-10, 2020. 

NUMBER OF ATHLETES:

 

48 athletes (24 boys & 24 girls)

AGE:

 

14 – 16 years of age. Age is as of the first day of camp May 7, 2020.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

 

From the applications, the athlete with the fastest time in each of the 13 Olympic events will automatically be selected. Only LCM times will be considered. Additionally, three athletes of each sex will be selected based on IMX scores, three athletes of each sex will be selected based on outstanding performance in one or more events, and five athletes of each sex will be chosen based on Outreach membership status.

 

Congratulations Eric.