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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Open Water Swimmers Head To The Pool

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

While many eyes in the competitive swimming world will be interested in the times produced by Michael Phelps (entered in the 100 and 200 freestyle, 100 and 200 butterfly and 200 IM) and Ryan Lochte (100 and 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 and 400 IM) at the United States Olympic Swimming Trials held between June 26th and July 3rd, our interest will be on the performances by established open water swimmers.

While Jordan Wilimovsky, Sean Ryan and Haley Anderson have already qualified for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, many of the USA Swimming national open water swim team members are aiming to qualify for a pool event. In the psych sheet for the U.S. Olympic Trials, the following open water swimmers are entered (with their pre-race seeding and entered times):

Women's 400m freestyle
5 Becca Mann (age 18) North Baltimore, Maryland 4:07.09
10 Stephanie Peacock (23) Mission Viejo, California 4:07.95
12 Haley Anderson (24) Trojan Swim Club/USC, California 4:08.38
16 Ashley Twichell (27) Unattached 4:10.98

Women's 800m freestyle
2 Becca Mann (18) North Baltimore, Maryland 8:21.77
5 Stephanie Peacock (23) Mission Viejo, California 8:25.89
8 Haley Anderson (24) Trojan Swim Club/USC, California 8:29.32
10 Ashley Twichell (27) Unattached 8:30.451

Men's 400m freestyle
9 Ryan Feeley (24) Badger Swim Club, Michigan 3:49.40
21 Andrew Gemmell (25) Nation's Capital 3:53.02
31 Arthur Frayler (22) Gator Swim Club, Florida 3:54.61

Men's 400m individual medley
20 Andrew Gemmell (25) Nation's Capital 4:21.12
42 Daniel O'Connor (24) Mission Viejo, California 4:24.66

Men's 1500m freestyle
2 Jordan Wilimovsky (22) Team Santa Monica, California 14:53.12
4 Sean Ryan (23) Club Wolverine, Michigan 15:03.82
6 Andrew Gemmell (25) Nation's Capital 15:07.82
10 Arthur Frayler (22) Gator Swim Club, Florida 15:14.09
11 Ryan Feeley (24) Badger Swim Club, Michigan 15:14.18
15 Daniel O'Connor (24) Mission Viejo, California 15:16.38
19 David Heron (21) Tennessee Aquatics, Tennessee 15:18.85
27 Alex Meyer (27) Tennessee Aquatics, Tennessee 15:27.38
34 Chip Peterson (28) North Carolina Aquatics, North Carolina 15:31.83
41 Brendan Casey (19) Team Santa Monica, California 15:33.17
58 Joey Pedraza (28) RallySport Aquatics, Colorado 15:40.93

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