Picard is one of 48 swimmers from around the country chosen to participate and will be attending the camp with Mitchell.
The purpose of the camp is to instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically underrepresented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.
The National Diversity Select Camp brings together some of USA Swimming's most diverse talent for an extended weekend of pool training, leadership development, team-building activities and learning.
"It is powerful for these athletes to connect with other swimmers that are navigating our sport in a way that they can relate to," said Mariejo Truex, USA Swimming's senior director of education, programs and services. "This camp helps drive performance knowing that these athletes aren't the only ones and knowing that they have the necessary support from not only other athletes, but from coaches, officials, parents, volunteers, and USA Swimming staff."
A total of 36 clubs from 21 states will be represented at the prestigious camp. Alumni of the program include current Stanford swimmers Daniel Roy and Jack LeVant, and Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel, who helped the Cardinal win two national titles.
Picard trains in the Senior 1 Group at Alto Swim Club and has posted impressive results at recent local meets. At the Pacific Swimming Spring Junior Olympics in March, he won five individual events and swam on three winning ALTO relays.
He has been a member of Alto Swim Club since age 10, moving through the club's competitive track that focuses on performance across all events and holistic development in and out of the pool.
The Alto Swim Club 18-and-under swim program is operated by Mitchell and Joey Sementelli. Alto Swim Club's professional group includes Manuel and is coached by Stanford women's coach Greg Meehan, Stanford men's coach Ted Knapp, women's associate coach Tracy Slusser and assistant men's coach Jeff Kostoff.
Alto Swim Club trains at the Avery Aquatic Center at Stanford University, as well as at multiple other facilities in the Palo Alto area.
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