USA Swimming Finalizes 2018 National Select Camp Roster

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Ninety-six top male and female age-group swimmers were chosen from across the country to participate in USA Swimming’s National Select Camp, the national governing body announced today. The camps, which are slated for October 11-14 for the girls and October 25-28 for the boys, will take place at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“It is very exciting for us to be able to host some of the best young talent in the pool today,” USA Swimming’s Senior Director of Education, Programs and Services Mariejo Truex said. “The National Select Camp provides swimmers, who are on the cusp of reaching international-level competition, with invaluable opportunity, tools and experience to help continue the upward trajectory of their swimming careers.”

During the four-day camps, the 48 male and 48 female athletes attending their respective camp, will experience the day-to-day routine of a National Team athlete and swim in the United States Olympic Committee’s state-of-the-art training facilities. The campers will learn from top aquatic professionals about post-race recovery, psychological training skills, nutrition and race strategy. In addition, campers will hear from speaker and confidence coach, Christen Shefchunas, author of Naked Confidence: Revealing Your Whole Truth and Finally Moving Forward.

Megan Olson (Dayton Riders) will lead the coaching staff of the boys camp, while Dan Jacobs (Machine Aquatics) will serve as the head coach for the girls camp. Emily Melina (Lake Oswego Swim Club), Alec Haley (Fishers Area Swimming Tigers), Brad Robbins (Tigard Tualatin Swim Club), Ian Goss (Stingrays), Bob Platt (Scottsdale Aquatic Club) and Andrew Nelson (Indiana University) round out the coaching staff for the boys, while Megan Oesting (Eastern Iowa Swim Federation), Katie Callan-Wehrle (Magnolia Aquatic Club), Andrew Nguyen (Bellevue Club Swim Team), Paul Mueller (SOLO Aquatics), Heather Thomas (Redmond Aquatic Club) and Claire Mills (Bolles School Sharks) make up the coaching staff for the girls.

In addition to the top-tier coaches, 2018-19 U.S. National Team member Kendyl Stewart (San Diego, Calif./Team Elite) will be in attendance at the girls’ camps to share her experiences and inspirations. Stewart previously attended National Select Camp in 2008.

Swimmers are selected from the SWIMS database using their top time during the 2018 qualifying period. The three fastest athletes in each event, ranging from age 14 to 16, are invited to the camp.

The complete rosters of male and female attendees are below:

Men’s Roster:

  • John Alexy (Somerset Hills YMCA)
  • Jack Armstrong (Houston Bridge Bats)
  • Dylan Becker (Sandpipers of Nevada)
  • Andrew Benson (SOLO Aquatics)
  • Matthew Bonnell (Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatics)
  • Garrett Boone (Aquatic Team Of Mecklenburg)
  • Matthew Brownstead (State College Area Y Aqualions)
  • Andrew Dai (Wheaton Swim Club, Inc.)
  • Connor Daniels (DART Swimming)
  • Paul Degrado (Bolles School Sharks)
  • Sean Faikish (North Penn Aquatic Club)
  • Matthew Fallon (Somerset Valley YMCA)
  • Preston Forst (Enfinity Aquatic Club)
  • Benjamin Forbes (Clovis Swim Club)
  • Alejandro Flores (West Coast Aquatics)
  • Ansel Froass (Mason Manta Rays)
  • Forrest Frazier (Eastern Iowa Swim Federation)
  • Kimani Gregory (Racer X Aquatics)
  • Nathaniel Hayes (Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club)
  • Ethan Hu (Peak Swimming)
  • Matthew Jensen (Upper Dublin Aquatic Club)
  • Jed Michael Jones (Metroplex Aquatics)
  • Conner Kang (Lakeside Swim Team)
  • Jean-pierre Khouzam (Dayton Raiders)
  • Matthew King (Bellevue Club Swim Team)
  • Hunter Kim (Badger Swim Club,Inc.)
  • Zachary Kohm (Germantown Academy Aquatic Club)
  • Tyler Lu (Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club)
  • Christopher Mikuta (Swim GSA)
  • Jacob Mitchell (Carmel Swim Club)
  • Jadan Nabor (YMCA Westside Silver Fins)
  • Samuel Oliver (Snow Swimming)
  • James Plage (Aquabears)
  • Aidan Reagan (Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics)
  • Maxwell Reich (Phoenix Swimming)
  • William Rose (Canton City Schools)
  • Kaden Smesko (Firestone Akron Swim Team)
  • Hugh Svendsen (SwimMAC Carolina)
  • Matthew Styczen (NYS Aquatics, Inc.)
  • Topher Stensby (Patriot Aquatic Club)
  • Daniel Syrkin (Rose Bowl Aquatics)
  • Matt Tannenberger (Swim Streamline at Northampton)
  • Nicholas Vance (West Chicago Sharks)
  • John Vandeusen (Bolles School Sharks)
  • Zach Van Zandt (CCAT Swimming)
  • Armando Vegas, (Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks)
  • Jude Williams (Riverside Aquatics Association)
  • Hayden Zheng (Aquajets Swim Team)

Women’s Roster

  • Mia Abruzzo (Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatics)
  • Elizabeth Andrews (Dublin Community Swim Team)
  • Gabriela Albiero (Cardinal Aquatics)
  • Ann Dublin Behm (Community Swim Team)
  • Lucerne Bell, (Fort Collins Area Swim Team)
  • Morgan Brophy (BlueFin Aquatics)
  • Hannah Bailey (Dublin Community Swim Team)
  • Casey Chung (Club Wolverine)
  • Kristin Cornish (Westchester Aquatic Club)
  • Katelyn Crom (Mission Viejo Nadadores)
  • Micayla Cronk (Daytona Beach Swimming)
  • Claire Curzan (TAC Titans)
  • Brynn Curtis (York Swim Club)
  • Chase Davison (University of Denver Hilltoppers)
  • Elizabeth Danforth (NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc)
  • Jessica Davis (Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks)
  • Zoe Dixon (NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc)
  • Pyper Doo (North Suburban Aquatic Club)
  • Abigail Doss (Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA)
  • Greta Fanta (North Coast Aquatics)
  • Elsa Fertz (Northridge Area Swimming Assoc)
  • Ella Flowers (Rice Aquatics)
  • Chloe Freeman (Sandpipers Of Nevada)
  • Abigail Gibbons (Blue Dolfins)
  • Laura Goettler (Lake Erie Silver Dolphins)
  • Maggie Graves (Barrington Swim Club)
  • Colby Hurt (757 Swim)
  • Victoria Huske (Arlington Aquatic Club)
  • Abigail Kapeller (Aquajets Swim Team)
  • Noelle Kaufman (Badger Swim Club,Inc.)
  • Zephanie Koh (Brea Aquatics)
  • Kayleigh Lovell (Academy Bullets Swim Club)
  • Natalie Mannion (Commonwealth Swimming)
  • Abigail McCulloh (SwimAtlanta)
  • Paige McKenna (Nation’s Capital Swim Club)
  • Grace Monahan (Kamehameha Swim Club)
  • Samantha Pearson (Brea Aquatics )
  • Felicia Pasadyn (SwimStrongsville)
  • Christiana Regenauer (Condors Swim Club of Clarkstown,Inc.)
  • Janelle Rudolph (PRO Swimming)
  • Quinn Schaedler (Unattached)
  • Caroline Sheble (NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc)
  • Emma Sticklen (Katy Aquatic Team For Youth)
  • Ashley Strouse (Scottsdale Aquatic Club)
  • Samantha Tadder (Tide Swimming)
  • Annika Wagner (NASA Wildcat Aquatics)
  • Emma Weber (University of Denver Hilltoppers)
  • Emma Wheal (Western Hills Athletic Club)

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13 Comments

13 comments

  1. Julie Tellier

    Rose Freeman I am so excited for my girl Chloe

    • Rose Freeman

      Thank you Julie Tellier. She’s excited for the opportunity and making new friends.

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    Butler Buck

    Another Mason Manta Ray is going!

    Congrats to Ansel!

  3. avatar
    Michelle trimarco

    Way to go Chloe Freeman! This is exciting Rose! We are very excited for you all! We are so proud of you Chloe! We love you!

  4. avatar
    John Forbes

    Congrats to Ben Forbes! He’s worked so hard and this will a great weekend.

  5. Amy Morris

    I see Ben! Brenda Acomb Forbes👍🏼😉😊

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