Zone Select Camps bring the top swimmers in each zone together for a unique motivational experience. Selection is done automatically using the SWIMS times database.
*Selection criteria is subject to change until the time of selection.*
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 USA Swimming Zone Select and Regional Diversity Select Camps will be canceled. In lieu of these absent programs, USA Swimming is announcing the Zone Select Performance Workshop and the Regional Diversity Performance
Workshop to continue providing opportunities for our athletes at the age-group level. Dates for these events will be announced soon.
Selections for the Zone Select Performance Workshop will be conducted automatically through the SWIMS database and selected participants will be contacted directly. Selections for the Regional Diversity Performance Workshop will be conducted via an online application that will be open February 22 through March 22 and will be available on the Regional Diversity Select Camps’ page.
A new grant program for LSCs to conduct camps will be unveiled later this month. More details to come soon.
Please see the full announcement here.
Each zone's camp will consist of 34 athletes from each competition category.
The fastest two available athletes in each Zone in each Long Course Meters (LCM) Olympic event is invited for a total of 28 male and 28 female athletes.*
*In 2021, we will expand the selection to include additional athletes. If an athlete who qualified in 2020 qualifies again in 2021, then we will invite down the list until we get to an athlete who did not attend the virtual 2020 camp.
Then, the top three IMX scoring athletes in the specified seasons in each age range are selected based on the specified IMX seasons:
IMX qualifiers will be selected by looking at both seasons combined in each age range.
If a swimmer was already selected based on an event selection, then the next swimmer with the highest score is selected.
January 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. Only Long Course times will be considered.
Eligible athletes will be the respective ages at the time of the qualifying swim:
NOTE: Athletes who wish to attend the Zone Select Camp shall be US Citizens and be able to represent the USA in international competitions. Athletes who are on or have been on any National Select Camps, National Teams/National Junior Teams or USA Swimming international trips*, including the 2018, 2019 and/or 2020 National Junior team will not be eligible for the Zone Select Camp. Athletes who previously attended the Zone Select Camp are not eligible**. Athletes must be Premium USA Swimming members. Flex members must upgrade their membership to be eligible to attend.
*Excluding swimmers who qualified for the National Team and/or National Junior Team for Open Water
**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes who qualified for the 2020 Zone Select Camps will maintain their eligibility to qualify for the 2021 Zone Select Camps.
An athlete's home coach has the first right of refusal and final say in determining if a selected athlete attends the camp.
For more information, please contact Morgan Weinberg.
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This event may be canceled by USA Swimming upon reasonable notice for any reason, including but not limited to a force majeure event. If deemed necessary, the event may be reassigned or rescheduled.
Selection criteria is subject to change until the time of selection.