By USA Swimming | Thursday, July 19, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Swimming today announced a roster of 12 swimmers slated to represent the United States at the upcoming FINA World Junior Open Water Championships to be held Sept. 6-8 in Eilat, Israel.
The event features a 5-kilometer race for ages 14-15, a 7.5K for ages 16-17 and a 10K for ages 18-19.
Headlining the roster are National Team members Michael Brinegar (Columbus, Ind./Mission Viejo Nadadores) and Erica Sullivan (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada), who each finished third in the 10K at the 2018 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships. Both will compete in the 18-19 10K event in Israel.
Junior 7.5K national champions Ivan Puskovitch (West Chester, Pa./Episcopal Academy Aquatic Club) and Chase Travis (Newark, Del./Nation’s Capital Swim Club) will compete in the 16-17 7.5K race, while junior 5K champs Mariah Denigan (Walton, Ky./Northern Kentucky Clippers) and Jackson Carlile Fishers, Ind./Fishers Area Swimming Tigers) will race the 14-15 5K.
A complete U.S. roster for the event is linked below.
Ron Aitken (Sandpipers of Nevada) is the head coach for the team, while Norm Wright (Northern Kentucky Clippers) will serve as the assistant coach.
Detailed selection procedures for the teams, which were selected based off results at the 2018 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, are outlined at usaswimming.org.
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