The Open Water National Championships are taking place this weekend in Miromar Lakes, FL off the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. The weather for the event is just about perfect. During the women’s race, the air temperature was around 75 degrees and overcast, with a little humidity. There was no wind, no sun, and the water temperature was 80-81 degree. It heated up a little during the men’s race, but it was still very manageable.
Jordan Wilimovsky got his hand on the pad first to win for the second year in a row, defending his national title with his time of 1:54.27. He will earn another trip to the FINA World Championships. The second swimmer going to Kazaan as a member of the open water team is Sean Ryan. He touched out Olympian Alex Meyer by .006 of a second! David Heron officially reached in for fourth.