Zone Diversity Select Camp

Zone Diversity Select Camp

 | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fundamental Objectives and Purpose of the Camp: 

  • Motivation
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Excellence

Each year two Zones host a camp. In 2019, the Southern and Eastern Zones will host their camps. Although USA Swimming supports these camps, each Zone is encouraged to develop a camp plan that reflects the goals of the Zone.

Zone Site Location Dates
Southern Zone University of South Carolina Columbia, SC June 13-16, 2019
Eastern Zone University of Maryland College Park, MD June 6-9, 2019

Athlete Application

Athletes must be Between the ages of 13-16 and cannot have attended the National Diversity Select Camp or the Zone Select Camps. The Zone Diversity Committee establishes the performance requirements for applicants. LSC Diversity and Inclusion Chairs select the athletes that will attend camp.
The Southern Zone & Eastern Zone Athlete application has closed.

Basic Information

The purpose of the camp is to create an atmosphere of Motivation and Educational opportunities for athletes of underrepresented cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic groups to develop the necessary Leadership skills to achieve Excellence in their sport and their home communities.


The camp host determines each camp site. The USA Swimming Zone Diversity Camp Manual was developed through a coordinated effort with input from Zone Diversity Coordinators and previous camps hosts as a resource for hosting a successful Zone Diversity Select Camp. To view the manual click here.


Zone Diversity Select Camps have a maximum of 48 participants. Camp hosts use the USA Swimming Zone Diversity Camp Manual to plan their camps. COST: The Zone establishes the fee for the camp. USA Swimming contributes $10,000 to each camp. The home LSC covers the remaining expense for their athletes.


Personal coaches of athletes who qualify are welcome to attend the Regional Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Their role at the camp is to participate in the summit and learn about the USA Swimming Diversity and Inclusion efforts. The personal coaches do not participate in the coaching of the camp.


The Regional Diversity and Inclusion summit is open to anyone who wishes to attend and learn about the USA Swimming Diversity and Inclusions programming and initiatives. There is not cost for the summit. Summit attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses.


USA Swimming staff will select the camp staff. USA Swimming staff also handle travel arrangements and outfitting of the camp staff.
The Southern & Eastern Zone Diversity Camp staff application has closed.


Staff from the Sport Development are available for presentations and camp support.


Juan Caraveo, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Click here for the Diversity Select Camp Director job description.


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