Tom Luchsinger, Laura Sogar to Speak at National Select Camp on Saturday

USA Swimming National Team members Tom Luchsinger (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Laura Sogar (Exeter, R.I.) will be guest speakers at the 2013 National Select Camp on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Their appearance will last from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. MT at the Olympic Training Center where they will do in-water sessions and host a Q&A with the campers.

Tom Luchsinger wins the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.57 at the 2013 World Championship Trials

Tom Luchsinger wins the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.57 at the 2013 World Championship Trials

“Being a part of the National Select Camp staff this year is my chance to give back to the next generation of USA swimmers,” said Luchsinger. “I remember sitting at this camp years ago, watching, learning and being inspired by National Team members. Hopefully these campers can learn from my experiences and use them as motivation to work harder and get faster.”

Each fall, USA Swimming brings in 60 of the top USA Swimming member athletes in the nation for the National Select Camp. During the camp, swimmers will learn about post-race recovery, anti-doping and supplement rules, psychological training skills, nutrition, race strategy and more.

“I’m so happy to have been asked to work this camp,” said Sogar. “Camps like this expose rising stars to information that can help them take the next steps in their training, and I hope to be able to help them with anything I can.”

Luchsinger and Sogar’s appearance at the 2013 National Select Camp is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmer to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visit

About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of USA Swimming.

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