USA Swimming today announced the names of the 104 athletes selected for the 2023 National Select Camp, to be held at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The camps will run October 12-15 (boys) and October 26-29 (girls).
“We are excited to welcome this well deserving group of athletes, coaches and staff to the Olympic Training Center here in Colorado Springs,” USA Swimming Senior Director of Team Services, Coach and Athlete Development Mariejo Truex said. “Being able to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for athletes to develop both on and off the pool deck has always been a top priority of this camp, and we look forward to engaging with the athletes from across the United States. This year, we are excited to offer a home coaches track, which will provide additional opportunities for coaches across the country.”
Numerous National Team athletes and Olympians have previously attended the National Select Camps, including Katie Ledecky, Bobby Finke, Lilly King, Michael Andrew, Hali Flickinger, and Kieran Smith.
During the three-day camps, the 52 boys and 52 girls will experience the day-to-day routine of a National Team athlete, including accommodation at the Training Center. To view a video recap of last year’s camp, click here.
This year, the Southern Zone is sending 37 athletes to the camps, the highest number of any zone. The Florida Local Swimming Committee (LSC) and North Carolina LSC are sending the highest number of athletes with a total of 10 each. Bolles School Sharks ranks highest amongst individual clubs, with a total of six athletes.
The 2023 camp will offer a home coach track for athlete coaches. Eligible coaches can accompany their athlete/s to the Training Center and take advantage of educational opportunities, connections with USA Swimming staff, and networking with other coaches from across the country.
Athletes were selected for the camps based on the following criteria: