Team TYR Athlete Ashley Twichell Wins Open Water Festival 10k

This past week team TYR athlete and 2x Open Water World Championship Medalist Ashley Twichell turned heads in her Avictor at ​the Open Water Festival 10k race in Miromar Lakes, FL.

Racing alongside some of the world’s highest ranked open water swimmers, Ashley edged out ahead with an impressive time of 2:01:51.78 to win the national championship title. Charging past the second place finisher in the last 10 meters of the race, she was determined to bring home a win. Touching just before the rest of the stacked international pack, Ashley proved that nothing will stop her from making it to the top. W​ith this recent win under her belt, she continues to build confidence and momentum heading into pool Olympic trials.

“I’ve been focusing more on the pool this season, so to come in and win against an international star­studded field was really exciting,” began Twichell. “The six women placing 2nd­7th behind me will all be competing in the 10K in Rio, all with a high likelihood of being medalists. I took a bit of a risk by leading for the majority of the race, but was still able to find another gear that last 300 meters. I had speed at the end of the race that I’ve never really had before, which gives me a lot of confidence going into pool Olympic Trials.”

TYR 2016 - Open water media (courtesy of TYR, a SwimSwam partner)

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

Swimming News release is courtesy of TYR, a SwimSwam partner. 

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