Thursday, September 19, 2013

MLA Swimmer Tabahn Afrik Invited to National Select Camp

Congratulations to Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics swimmer Tabahn Afrik on his invitation to the National Select Camp!  Here are all the details listed on the team's website

Tabahn has been invited to attend the NATIONAL SELECT CAMP at the U.S. Olympic training center October 24 -27, 2013!
Each fall, USA Swimming brings 60 of the top USA Swimming member athletes in the nation for a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience. Swimmers are selected from the SWIMS database of top times. During the camp, these swimmers will learn about post race recovery, drug and supplement rules, psychological training skills, nutrition, race strategy and more.
Selection procedure:
30 male and 30 female athletes are selected to participate in each camp. 26 athletes male/female are selected following the Junior National Long Course Championships based on the SWIMS database. The fastest two eligible athletes in each event are invited. Doubles are resolved by placing the athlete in his/her highest HY-tek power point event. 4 additional females and 4 additional males are selected based on their individual IMX Power Point scores. The 4 highest scoring age 14-15 females, not previously selected for an individual event and the 4 highest scoring age15-16 males, not previously selected for an individual event, are invited.
2013 Camp Eligibility:
Qualifying period: September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013. Only Long Course times will be considered. Male athletes shall be age 16 and under during the qualifying period. Female athletes must be age 14 thru16 during the qualifying period.
NOTE: Athletes who wish to apply for the National Select Camp shall by US Citizens and be able to represent the USA in international competitions. Athletes who are on or have been on any National Teams or USA Swimming international trips, including the 2012 and/or 2013 National Junior team will not be eligible for the National Select Camp. Athletes who previously attended the National Select Camp are also not eligible.
Invited coaches: The coach of each athlete is invited for it is thought crucial to the success of this program that each home coach attends with their athlete. Playing a major role in the National Select Camp are members of the National Team Performance Support staff as well as the Club Development Performance Consultants. Separate educational tracts for the athlete’s and the coach are offered.
Congratulations Tabahn!

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