56 Athletes Invited to 2021 National Diversity Select Camp

USA Swimming named the 56 swimmers who have been invited to attend the 2021 National Diversity Select Camp, which will be held October 21-24, 2021 at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

The athletes, who come from diverse backgrounds and under-represented populations, will have the opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind swimming experience. In the three-day camp, campers will participate in pool training, motivational and educational sessions, as well as team-building activities. 2020 Tokyo Olympic alumni of the program include Simone Manuel, Jay Litherland, Torri Huske and Natalie Hinds.

The goal of USA Swimming’s National Diversity Select Camp is to:

  • Demonstrate the viability of multicultural success in swimming
  • Achieve performance excellence at every level of the sport
  • Expound the benefits and value of participating in the sport of swimming
  • Assist in recruiting more swimmers and coaches from diverse ethnicities to the sport of swimming
  • Develop positive leaders and role models that others from multicultural backgrounds can emulate.

The National Diversity Select Camp hosts swimmers between the ages of 14 and 16 and selection is based on times swum at USA Swimming-sanctioned events. Each athlete selected for the camp will be provided with lodging, meals, ground transportation to/from the designated airport and full airfare.

The swimmers will be joined by established staff members chosen from various teams around the country. A complete roster of camp participants, including staff, is now available here.

2021 National Diversity Select Camp Roster

Athlete Club
Binder, Alekos BLAST Sharks
Blackmon, Kaitlyn Wave Aquatics
Bluford, Kaitlyn Scottsdale Aquatic Club
Brilmyer, Tera Firestone Akron Swim Team
Brito, Isabella Beach Cities Swimming
Brown, Matthias Prime Aquatics
Chang, Brendon Brentwood Seawolves
Chokureva, Michaela Phoenix Swimming
Del Balso, Parker Burlingame Aquatic Club
Dona, Hanani SwimMAC Carolina
Evans, Jordan Las Vegas Swim Club
Feng, Ethan Whitewaters Swimming
Figueroa, Marcella YMCA of Greater Monmouth County
Gwinn, Applejean Boulder City Henderson Swim Team
Harris, Emily Ensworth Aquatics
Heinlein, Jaden Reach Aquatics Swim Club
Herrera, Sebastian Sierra Marlins Swim Team
Keen, Troy SwimMAC Carolina
Kim, William Rose Bowl Aquatics
Lee, Keanu Team Rebel Aquatics
Li, Dana Commonwealth Swimming
Li, Daniel Austin Swim Club
Lin, Ryan Burlingame Aquatic Club
Ling, Elayna Pleasanton Seahawks
Liu, Kevin Rose Bowl Aquatics
Ma, Sally Champaign Cnty YMCA
Murray, Camille Metroplex Aquatics
Ninan, Abigail Santa Clara Swim Club
Pak, Ryan Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club
Puchalski, Nathan Rappanhannock Area YMCA Swim Team
Putchinski, Katence Rockwall Aquatic Center of Excellence
Reyna, Alexa Badger Swim Club
Salinas, Isaiah Alamo Area Aquatics Club
Schrepfer, Brody North Baltimore Aquatic Club
Sen, Ryan The Woodlands Swim Team
Sill, Faith Verona Area Swim Team
Singhal, Shivansh Sandpipers of Nevada
Smith, Ethan Coastal Maine Aquatics
Soetanto, Audrey Aquajets Swim Team
Tang, Natalie Metroplex Aquatics
Tong, Gabryella Laker Swim
Varon, Alejandro Laker Swim
Vong, Valarie DART Swimming
Warren, Paula Nitro Swimming
Winalski, Christopher Quicksilver Swimming
Wood, Evelyn East Coast Aquatic Team
Woods, Natalya Lincoln Select Swimming
Wu, Kaylee Nitro Swimming
Wyatt, Joseph Saint Augustine Swim Team
Xiao, Thomas Dynamo Swim Club
Yetter, Monty Alamo Area Aquatic Association
Yueh, Alice Lake Oswego Swim Club
Zhang, Alan Gator Swim Club
Zhang, Derek Nu Wave Swim Club
Zou, Andrew Austin Swim Club

2021 National Diversity Select Camp Coaching Staff

Role Coach Club
Head Coach Bloom, Jamie YMCA of the Triangle Area Swim Team
Assistant Coach Nguyen, Peter Nitro Swimming
Assistant Coach Khadembashi, Mohammad Team Santa Monica
Assistant Coach Gracia, Kristeen Mission Viejo Nadadores
Assistant Coach Haslem, Christine Occoquan Swimming
Head Manager Lau, Jon Queens University
Assistant Manager Riedel, Lauren Phoenix Swimming


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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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