Two local swimmers named to elite USA 2020 Central Zone Select Camp

Club Wolverine had two swimmers named to the elite USA 2020 Central Zone Select Camp. Yan Yee Adler was selected based on her 400 IM time from the 2019 Long Course Season. Tess Heavner was selected based on her IMX score for the 2019 Long Course Season.

First, USA Swimming selects four athletes of each gender based on their 2019 Long Course Meters (LCM) times. IMX point scores are based off the sum of 5 events for 12 year olds and 6 events for 13 and up. 

Seven girls age 12 and seven boys age 13

Seven girls age 13 and seven boys age 14

Next, the fastest swimmer in each Zone in each Olympic event is invited for a total of 14 additional male and 14 additional female athletes. If a swimmer was already selected based on their IMX score, the next fastest swimmer is selected in that event

Due to the pandemic, USA Swimming hosted an online presentations and talks with the swimmers and USA Swimming Olympic Athletes. USA Swimming has tentatively postponed the in-person camp to 2021.

Two-hundred and twenty-four up-and coming athletes from across the country were selected for the 2020 USA Swimming Zone Select Camps, which were slated to start this weekend at four locations nationwide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these camps have pivoted to a virtual format to provide the athletes who’ve earned this distinction a unique learning experience. The sessions will be facilitated by James Leath, founder of Unleash the Athlete, and will include discussions on leadership, including navigating change, setting and adapting goals, mental resiliency and character development. Athletes will also attend a virtual panel discussion with current and former National Team athletes, including Kelsi Dahlia, Hannah Moore, Sean Ryan and Tom Luchsinger.