Sandpipers’ Ilya Kahrun and Katie Grimes both took titles in the junior 5K event this morning in Fort Myers Beach, both eligible for the 2021 OW Junior team.
David Heron rose from 4th in 2019 to win the U.S. National 10K title this morning in Florida. Heron took over the lead heading into the 6th & final lap.
Erika Sullivan won the Olympic-distance 10K to open U.S. Open Water Nationals, denying Ashley Twichell a fourth-straight title.
USA Swimming has released the criteria for selection to the 2021-2022 Open Water National Team and Open Water National Junior Team.
The final Olympic qualifying event in open water swimming has been moved from Japan to Portugal, where it was held in 2012 and 2016.
Switching to marathon swimming in 2013, Burnell secured a spot on the 2016 Olympic team, and in preparation for Rio, won silver at the 2016 European Champs.
Brazil is expected to send 2, and South Africa 4, to the final open water Olympic qualifying event in May in Fukuoka, Japan. Above: Guilherme Costa,
Donaldson crossed the line in a time of 04:04:30 in the 19.7km swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island in Perth, Western Australia.
Kareena Lee collected her 3rd consecutive Australian 10k OpenWater national title, with the Noosa swimmer already having qualified for this summer’s Olympics.
France’s Marc-Antoine Olivier won the men’s 10K, finishing in 1:52:02.40, more than three seconds ahead of anyone else.
FINA Marathon Swim Series 2021 Gregorio Paltrinieri conquista il bronzo nella 10 km maschile a Doha. Mario Sanzullo è quarto
The loaded field for the first series race in 13 months includes the last two men’s Olympic champions in open water: Ferry Weertman (above) and Ous Mellouli.
Olympic qualifier Kareena Lee will headline the 10km women’s event, along with Chelsea and Chloe Gubecka, and rising stars Bianca Crisp and Moesha Johnson.
Durban swimmer Michael McGlynn successfully defended the title he claimed last year while Olympian Michelle Weber regained the crown she last held in 2016.
The world’s largest open water race is now virtual due to restrictions from South Africa’s Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife rejecting the event.