Connor Jaeger posted the fourth fastest time in the world this year to earn his spot on the Pan Pac’s team. He stayed calm the first 400 and settled into his pace as the race progress. Michael McBroom and Jaeger stayed even through the 1000, until Jaeger began to pull ahead. Jaeger finished with the fourth fastest time in the world this year at 14:51.06. Jordan Wilimovsky came on strong after the 800, slowly reeling in McBroom. It came down to a final 15 meter spring between McBroom and Wilimovsky, but McBroom got his hand on the wall for second, touching at 14:56.17. Wilimovsky had his best in-pool performance by 19 seconds with a third place finish at 14:56.34. He has done very well in open water competition. Sean Ryan finished fourth at 15:07.49.
Andrew Gemmell posted the fifth fastest time of the day from the afternoon heats of the 1500 freestyle. He finished fifth with his time of 15:07.82. Janardan Burns was sixth with a 22.8 second drop to 15:11.35. Michael Klueh finished seventh at 15:11.37 and Ryan Feeley was 8th at 15:14.18.