USA Swimming sponsors four Zone Select Camps in an effort to identify the emerging young athletes in each Zone andÂ offer them a unique motivational and educational experience. The Zone Select Camps are viewed as an integral step for athletes to move from the local and Zone level onto to the national scene.
28 male and 28 female athletes are selected in each of the four Zones.
Selected girls must be age 12-13 at the time of performance.
Selected boys must be age 13-14 at the time of performance.
15 athletes of each sex are selected based on 2011 Long Course Meters (LCM) IMX point scores according to the following:
Eight girls age 12 and eight boys age 13
Seven girls age 13 and seven boys age 14
Then, the fastest swimmer in each Zone in each Long Course Meters (LCM) Olympic event (excluding the 50 free, including the 800 and 1500 for both sexes) is invited for a total of 13 additional male and 13 additional female athletes. If a swimmer was already selected based on IMX score, the next fastest swimmer is selected in that event.
Long course times only will be considered.
- Times must be achieved between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.
- Athlete must be registered in an LSC within the Zone at the time of the qualifying swim.
- All athletes must be US citizens.Â US citizens (dual citizens) that have represented another country in international competition are ineligible.
EmilyÂ WolbertÂ placed last summer 3rd in the 200 Long Course fly at the Eastern Zone Championships with a time of 2:25.91, and finaled in 4 of herÂ 6 events in the 13-14 age group.Â She also scored a 4,116 in the IMX which placed her 48th in the country, 10th in the Zone and 2nd in the LSC for the Long Course IMX which includes events such as 400 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM and 400IM.