USA Swimming National Select Camp Begins Tomorrow

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

October 26th, 2011 National

USA Swimming has announced the roster of swimmers that will be attending the 2011 National Select Camp that begins tomorrow at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

This National Select Camp is something that the new USA Swimming National Team Director Frank Busch really emphasized at this year’s USA Swimming convention. Athletes are invited based on their performances from Jr. Nationals, where the top two finishers in each event without any international/National Team/Jr. National Team experience. Additionally, four males and four females are invited based on their IMX scores. All invitees must be 16 or younger as of the end of August.

This is a great opportunity for some of our country’s young talent, that doesn’t already have access to USA Swimming services, to really accelerate their learning and training. Amongst the topics on the agenda is much discussion about the physiological nature of being an elite athlete, as well as nutrition and race analysis.

As always, the lineup this year is loaded with coaches from some of the biggest-name youth programs in the country. David Krotiak of the Fox Valley Swim Team (Kevin Cordes) will head the men’s group, and Allison Beebe of First Colony (Simone Manuel, Romy Landeck) will head the women’s coaching staff.

This year, the swimmers will get a special treat, as Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt, and much of the rest of the North Baltimore squad are also at the Olympic Training Center getting some focused, altitude work in. Chloe Sutton, one of the most popular swimmers on the women’s team, is also in town. That will really enhance the experience to see how hard those swimmers are training.

For those of you who like good swimming family connections, there’s at least one name on this list – Peter Kropp – who will be interesting to you. He of the Rattler Swim Club (and his coach Kevin Blum) will both be at the camp, and he’s the younger-brother of National Team breaststroker Andrea Kropp.

Full rosters and coaching staffs are below.

Male Head Coach  David Krotiak  Fox Valley Swim Team
Manager  John Payne  New Wave Swim Team
Staff Coaches  Jeff Julian  Rose Bowl Aquatics
   Tyler Fenwick  Mission Viejo
   Robert Kizer  New Trier Swim Club
Female Head Coach  Allison Beebe  First Colony Swim Team
Manager  Mary Liston  Rockwood Swim Club
Staff Coaches  Dan Jacobs  Machine Aquatic Potomac Valley
   Paul Silver  Marlins of Raleigh, NC
   Kevin Blum  Rattler Swim Club

Women’s Roster
Men’s Roster

Full story from USA Swimming here.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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