Athlete applications are now open for the 2023 National Diversity Select Camp, scheduled for May 4-7, 2023, at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Athlete applications are open (here
) and will close February 10, 2023.
The National Diversity Select Camp was created to empower athletes from diverse backgrounds and under-represented populations to participate in a one-of-a-kind swimming experience. Up to 28 athletes from each competition category will have the opportunity to attend various in and out of water workouts and training sessions, led by decorated leaders within the sport. To qualify, athletes 14-16 years old must have achieved at least one National Diversity Select Camp time standard (13-14 AAAA qualifying time) in a USA Swimming sanctioned or approved swim meet between September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022.
“It was an incredible experience that I’m extremely grateful for,” said 2022 attendee Emese Szekely (Mission Viejo Nadadores). “It was so inspiring to meet so many people from so many different cultures and places. We created a dream team. No one was the same but we all had such similar goals that really pushed us to be our best.”
All attendees will be provided lodging, meals, full airfare cost and ground transportation to/from the Colorado Springs airport. Alumni from the camp include swimming stars Simone Manuel, Jay Litherland, Torri Huske and Natalie Hinds.
Read more on the camp from the perspective of 2022 attendees here
For more information on the 2023 National Diversity Select Camp, please visit https://www.usaswimming.org/swimmers-parents/swimmers/swim-camps#national-diversity-select