Hudson Explorers Aquatics Team swimmer, Paige McCormick, a freshman on the Hudson High School girls swimming and diving team, was chosen as one of 68 swimmers from across the country for USA Swimming’s National Select Camp, which is scheduled for Jan. 19 to 22 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
“We are extremely proud to have Paige McCormick representing the HEAT and the Hudson community at the 2016 National Select Camp,” HEAT head coach Matt Davis said. “This honor reflects the hard work she has put into training this year and is the first step toward her life-long dream of joining the Olympic swim team in 2020.”
During the three-day camp, McCormick will experience the day-to-day routine of a National Team athlete and utilize the state-of-the-art training facilities.
The campers will learn from top professionals about post-race recovery, psychological training skills, nutrition and race strategy.
The athletes also will have the opportunity to hear from Olympian Elizabeth Beisel and National team participant Seth Stubblefield about their National team experience.
Swimmers are selected from the USA Swimming database of top times during the 2016 qualifying period. The two fastest athletes in each event, ranging from age 14-16, are invited to the camp.