This weekend the best open water swimmers in the United States will gather at Lake Castaic for the 2013 nationals championships. There’s a lot on the line in the 10K and the 5K races; both are selection events for the FINA World Championships. Here’s some of the numbers.
6 – total laps in the 10K
14:59.05 the fastest 1500 meter entry time 2012 pool Olympian: 2012 10K national champion Andrew Gemmell
20 – The size of the women’s 10K field
2 – the number of FINA World Cup wins in 2013 for Emily Brunemann
1 – the number of siblings of an Olympic gold medalist: Tyler Clary’s 17 year old sister Lindsey Clary from FAST will be in the mix
37 – the age of the oldest competitor entered – Heidi George in the 10K
1650 – the number of meters on one lap of the course
15 – the age of the youngest female competitor in the 10K. Becca Mann who was a finalist in the 400 IM at last year’s Olympic trials also went on to win titles in the pool and open water at the 2012 Jr. Pan Pacific Champs.
31 – the age of the oldest man entered in the 10K. Brandon Johnson of PASA posted a 16:14.29 in the 1500 to qualify for this race.
38 – the number of men entered in the 10K