USA Swimming

Kathleen Golding One Of Four FGC Swimmers Chosen For South Zone Select Camp

By Sharon Robb

May 11, 2014 – Rising age group swimmer Kathleen Golding of South Florida Aquatic Club is among top swimmers on the Southern Zone Select Camp athlete roster.

Golding, a former Nike Swimmer of the Month, will participate in the May 22-25 camp at the University of Louisville.

USA Swimming recently announced its rosters for the four 2014 zone select camps around the country.

The camps bring together promising age group swimmers from within each zone to work with some of the area’s top coaches.

The four zones (Central, Southern, Eastern and Western) feature 28 boys and 28 girls on each roster and eight coaches and one older athlete serving on the coaching staff.

Louisville’s Arthur Albiero heads the south zone staff and swimmer Brett Ringgold is the swimmer staff representative.

Golding was one of four Florida Gold Coast swimmers selected based on her 2013 IMX point scores. Jessica Nava of Pine Crest Swimming, Alberto Gomez of Miami-Dade County Aquatics and Joseph Perez of Metro Aquatics were also chosen.

Nine swimmers from Florida Swimming were also chosen for the Southern Zone Select Camp. They are: Abby Burke, HIGH; Morgan Tankersley, GTSA; Madison Murtagh, PA; Alena Kraus, MACG; T.C. Smith, SRQ; Paxton Rhoads, TBAY; Santi Corredor, SWIM; Robert Finke, SPA; and Austin Katz, SYS.

Fifteen athletes of each sex were selected based on their 2013 long course meters IMX point scores and additional 13 swimmers were the fastest swimmers in each long course meter event.

The other zone camp dates are Central, May 22-25 in Cincinnati; Eastern, May 29-June 1 in Baltimore and Western, May 29-June 1 in Tempe, Ariz.

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