Scarlet Martin was selected to participate in USA Swimming’s 2020 National Select Camp. This camp will consist of up-and-coming swimmers throughout the country and will provide an invaluable opportunity for growth within the sport of swimming. It will be held in person at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California on October 7-10, 2021 (girls) and October 14-17, 2021 (boys). 2020 Tokyo Olympians who have attended this camp in previous years include: Katie Ledecky, Michael Andrew, Lily King, Hali Flickinger, Kieran Smith, and Bobby Finke.
“We are extremely proud to have Scarlet representing the Iowa Flyers Swim Club (IFLY) at the National Select Camp,” said Jackson Leonard, IFLY Head Coach. “This honor reflects the hard work Scarlet put into training under the guidance of Assistant Head Coach Chris Freeman and is the next step toward her life-long dream of representing the United States at international competitions.”
During the three-day camp, the 51 boys and 51 girls athletes attending will experience the day-today-routine of a National Team athlete. The campers will learn from top aquatic professionals about post-race recovery, drug and supplement rules, psychological training skills, nutrition, and race strategy.
Swimmers were selected from the SWIMS database using their top time throughout the January 1, 2019-August 31, 2020, qualifying period. The three-fastest athletes in each event within the qualifying age restrictions are invited to the camp. There will be 43 different clubs represented at the girls’ camp and 42 at the boys’ camp this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Swimming postponed hosting the 2020 National Select Camp athletes from January to October 2021.
For more information & full selection criteria for National Select Camps, please click here.
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 www.usaswimming.org.