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Saturday, April 9, 2016
USA Swimming National Championships - 5 km Start List
After all kinds of excitement, confusion, protests, reversals, impeding non-calls in the finish chute, and close races on both the men's and women's races yesterday in Fort Myers, Florida, the 2016 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships will hold its 5 km race tomorrow.
The start list includes the following athletes:
1 Taylor Abbott (USA) won the 18U 10 km championship
2. Aaron Apel (USA)
3. Michael Brinegar (USA)
4. Anis Cheniti (France)
5. Taylor Delk (USA)
6. Robbie Dickson (USA)
7. Allan Do Carmo (Brazil) 2008 & 2016 Olympian
8. Brooks Fail (USA)
9. Arthur Frayler (USA)
10. Rafeal Gil (Portugal)
11. Carter Grimes (USA)
12. Lozano Gutierrez (Peru)
13. David Heron (USA)
14. Matthew Hillmer (USA)
15. Yasunari Hirai (Japan) 2012 Olympian
16. Jerad Kaskawal (USA)
17. Eliot Kennedy (USA)
18. Simon Lamar (USA)
19. Ben Lawless (USA)
20. Nicholas McDowell (USA)
21. Ous Mellouli (Tunisia) 3-time Olympic medalist
22. Alex Meyer (USA) 2012 Olympian
23. Riley Molina (USA)
24. Daniel O'Connor (USA)
25. Marc Antoine Olivier (France) 2016 Olympian
26. Thomas Ottman (USA)
27. Joey Pedraza (USA)
28. Chip Peterson (USA) 3-time world championship medalist
29. Jarrod Poort (Australia) 2012 Olympian
30. Ivan Puskovitch (USA)
31. Kane Radford (New Zealand)
32. Logan Redondo (USA)
33. Same Rice (USA)
34. Will Roberts (USA)
35. Colin Rockwell (USA)
36. Sean Ryan (USA) 2016 Olympian
37. Marcel Schouten (Netherlands) out with a dislocated shoulder
38. Steve Sholdra (USA)
39. T.C. Smith (USA)
40. Cameron Stitt (USA)
41. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands) 2016 Olympian
42. Richard Weinberger (Canada) 2012 & 2016 Olympian
1. Haley Anderson (USA) 2012 & 2016 Olympian
2. Jordan Anderson (USA)
3. Angelica Andre (Portugal)
4. Mary Margaret Banick (USA)
5. Brittney Beetcher (USA)
6. Sarah Bosslet (Germany)
7. Emily Brunemann (USA) FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup champion
8. Rachele Bruni (Italy) 2016 Olympian
9. Ana Marcela Cunha (Brazil) 2008 & 2016 Olympian
10. Caitlin Daday (USA)
11. Chenoa Devine (USA)
12. Jade Dusablon (Canada)
13. Eva Fabian (USA) world championship medalist
14. Joy Magnolia Field (USA)
15. Casey Francis (USA)
16. Heidi George (USA)
17. Samantha Harding (Canada)
18. Stephanie Horner (Canada)
19. Hailey Houck (USA)
20. Yumi Kida (Japan) 2012 Olympian
21. Reese Lamph (USA)
22. Alicia Mancilla (USA)
23. Kensey McMahon (USA)
24. Sabrina Mortell (USA)
25. Aurélie Muller (France) 2008 & 2016 Olympian, 2015 world champion
26. Poliana Okimoto (Brazil) 2008, 2012, 2016 Olympian
27. Stephanie Peacock (USA)
28. Hayley Pike (USA)
29. Taylor Pike (USA)
30. Ana Pozder (USA)
31. Cathryn Salladin (USA)
32. Erica Sullivan (USA)
33. Ashley Twichell (USA) world championship medalist, multi-national champion
34. Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) 2016 Olympian
35. Natalie Ward (USA)
36. Kat Wickham (USA)
37. Kahra Williams (USA)
38. Caitlyn Wilson (USA)
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