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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Friday The 13th, Bad News For Some Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Castaic Lake will be the site to watch next Friday, the 13th.

The always competitive 10 km USA Swimming Open Water National Championship race will serve as the 2014 U.S. Trials for the American teams at the Open Water Pan Pacific Championships, the Open Water Junior Pan Pacific Championships, the FINA World Junior Open Water Championships, and for the USA Swimming Open Water National Team and USA Swimming Open Water National Junior Team.

In other words, there is a whole lotta national team trips and many international opportunities available to those fast athletes who qualify on Friday the 13th in Castaic Lake.

But it is, unfortunately, a zero-sum game.

Haley Anderson, Ashley Twichell, Christine Jennings, Eva Fabian, Emily Brunemann, Becca Mann, and Tristin Baxter...are just some of the expected top women in an increasingly experienced and talented field at the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Southern California.

The women's races are going to start fast and remain extraordinarily competitive through a finish that will undoubtedly be too close to call. It will be a fascinating race to watch.

Photo shows silver medalist Haley Anderson at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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