COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- Baylor School and Baylor Swim Club athlete Trey Freeman is one of 66 athletes from across the country to qualify for USA Swimming’s National Junior Team and he participated in the camp Feb. 17-19 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
We are extremely proud to have Trey Freeman representing the Baylor School and the Baylor Swim Club at the 2016 National Junior Team Camp, said Dan Flack, Baylor Head Coach. This honor reflects the hard work he’s put into training this year and is the first step toward his life-long dream of joining the Olympic swim team in 2020.
During the three-day camp, Freeman experienced the day-to-day routine of a National Team athlete and utilized the state of the art training facilities. The campers learned from top professionals about post-race recovery, psychological training skills, nutrition and race strategy. The athletes also had the opportunity to hear from Olympians Maya DiRado and Amanda Weir about their National team and Olympic experience. While at the camp, Freeman was selected by his teammates as a captain of the National Junior Team Camp. Freeman will also attend the National Select Camp in Louisville, KY in May as a mentor to those athletes participating in the camp.
Many of these swimmers will continue to progress and become the future generation of USA Swimming’s National and Olympic team. One of the main goals of the camp is to continue build their understanding of national team culture and community, said Mitch Dalton, National Junior Team Program Director. The comradery established between the swimmers at camp is a key component to continuing USA Swimming’s success on the world stage. We are excited to see the impact this group will have in the coming years.
Trey Freeman is one of 66 top USA Swimming athletes selected for the National Junior Team. The complete National Junior Team roster and selection procedures can be found online here.