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USA Swimming Sets Open Water Rosters For 2015 Worlds, Pan Ams, World University Games

Highlighted by an eight-member lineup for the 2015 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming today announced its open-water rosters for a trio of major international competitions this summer.

Led by Olympic veterans Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif.) and Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.) and 10-kilometer national champions Becca Mann (Homer Glenn, Ill.) and Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif.), Team USA for the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, will feature four swimmers who have previously topped the podium at the World Championships level.

Anderson, who won 5-kilometer gold at 2013 Worlds and 10K Olympic silver in 2012, will swim the 5K and 10K in Kazan; while Meyer, who won 25K gold in 2010, will tackle the 5K and 25K.

Joining Anderson in the women’s 10K will be Mann, the back-to-back national champion in the 10K. Sean Ryan (Chattanooga, Tenn.), who along with Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, N.Y.) won gold in the 5K team pursuit event in 2011, will swim the 10K alongside Wilimovsky.

At this summer’s World Championships, the top 10 individuals per gender in the July 27-28 10K races will qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

A complete Team USA roster for the FINA World Championships can be found at

2015 FINA World Championships: July 24-30, Kazan, Russia
Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif.): 5K/10K
Emily Brunemann (Crescent Springs, Ky.): 25K
Becca Mann (Homer Glenn, Ill.): 10K
Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, N.Y.): 5K/25K

David Heron (Mission Viejo, Calif.): 5K/25K
Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.): 5K/25K
Sean Ryan (Chattanooga, Tenn.): 10K
Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif.): 10K

Highlighting the athletes nominated to the U.S. roster for the 2015 Pan American Games 10K in Toronto are Chip Peterson (Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.), who will look for his second career Pan American Games medal after winning silver in 2007, and FINA World Championships medalist Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H.). Emily Brunemann (Crescent Springs, Ky.) and David Heron (Mission Viejo, Calif.) will swim at both the Pan American Games and FINA World Championships.

A complete U.S. roster for the Pan American Games can be found at

2015 Pan American Games (10K): July 11-12, Toronto, Canada
Emily Brunemann (Crescent Springs, Ky.)
Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H.)

David Heron (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
Chip Peterson (Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.)

At the World University Games, Arthur Frayler (Ambler, Pa.) will look for continued international success after winning silver in the 10K at the 2011 Pan American Games. Tristin Baxter (Fresno, Calif.) was the 10K gold medalist at the 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, while Stephanie Peacock (Cape Coral, Fla.) and Cameron Stitt (Portland, Ore.) will make their international open-water debuts.

A complete U.S. roster for the World University Games can be found at

2015 World University Games (10K): July 3-14, Gwangju, South Korea
Tristin Baxter (Fresno, Calif.)
Stephanie Peacock (Cape Coral, Fla.)

Arthur Frayler (Ambler, Pa.)
Cameron Stitt (Portland, Ore.)

The rosters for all three events were determined based on the results of the 10K and 5K events at the 2015 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, held last month in Miromar Lakes, Florida. Mann and Wilimovsky were victorious in the 10K events, with Anderson and Meyer taking the 5K national titles.

Note: all athletes named to the 2015 U.S. Pan American Team are subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

Swim news courtesy: USA Swimming

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4 years ago

Don’t forget qualifiers from this event for Hoorn, Netherlands

4 years ago

Don’t forget qualifiers from this event for Hoorn, Netherlands

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