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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Will Pool To Follow Open Water? FINA's Mixed Gender Relays
This is one unique example of the possibility of the pool following the lead of the open water. FINA's mixed-relay concept has already been added to the open water swimming world where a 3-person, mixed-gender 5K team pursuit race was held at the 2011 World Championships.
In very close, very exciting competition, the three-person American team of Andrew Gemmell, Sean Ryan and Ashley Twichell just barely edged out the Australian team of Ky Hurst, Melissa Gorman and Rhys Mainstone, 57:00.6 to 57:01.8, over the 5K loop course.
Additionally, mixed-gender relays, from the English Channel and Catalina Channel to the Trans Tahoe Relay and Maui Channel Swim, have been around for decades.
Photo shows the mixed team from Argentina start their 5K team time trial at the 2011 FINA World Swimming Championships.
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