USA Swimming announced today the 12 members of the Open Water National Team for 2016-17. As a reminder, the qualifying standards were as follows:
The members of the 2016 USA Open Water Olympic Team were already automatically named to the National team for the 2016-17 cycle, and the remaining positions were filled by order of place finish from the 2016 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals 10K event until a total of 6 men and 6 women were named to the USA Swimming Open Water National Team.
Haley Anderson, Jordan Wilimovsky and Sean Ryan will represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and had thus already made the 2016-17 roster. Andrew Gemmell, who won the Open Water National men’s 10K event last month, led the four addition men named to the team, while Ashley Twichell, victorious in the women’s 10K, was the first of the five women added to the roster.
|Jordan Wilimovsky||Santa Monica||David Kelsheimer|
|Sean Ryan||Club Wolverine||Mike Bottom/Josh White|
|Andrew Gemmell||Nation’s Capital Swim Club||Bruce Gemmell|
|Alex Meyer||Tennessee Aquatics||Matt Kredich/Tyler Fenwick|
|Brendan Casey||Team Santa Monica||David Kelsheimer/Jimmy Dabney|
|David Heron||University of Tennessee||Matt Kredich/Tyler Fenwick|
|Haley Anderson||Trojan Swim Club||Dave Salo/Catherine Vogt|
|Ashley Twichell||Unattached||Bill Rose/Raz Cuparencu|
|Emily Brunemann||Club Wolverine||Mike Bottom/Josh White|
|Eva Fabian||Unattached/Yale University||Jack Fabian/Jim Henry|
|Stephanie Peacock||Mission Viejo Nadadores||Bill Rose|
|Taylor Pike||Razorback Aquatic Club AquaHawgs||Todd Mann|
The 2016-2017 USA Swimming Open Water National Junior Team will be announced on September 15, 2016. 18-and-under athletes who are on the 2016 USA Swimming FINA Open Water World Junior Team will be named to the 2016-17 USA Swimming Open Water National Junior Team, regardless of place finish at the 2016 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals. The remaining positions will be filled by finishing order from the 2016 10K Open Water National Championships until 6 men and 6 women are named to the 2016-17 USA Swimming Open Water National Junior Team.