Thursday, May 21, 2009

USA Swimming's Introduction To The Open Water

USA Swimming will hold its National Open Water Select Camp in Ft. Myers, Florida in June.

24 swimmers were selected to participate in the intensive 4-day camp that provides a wealth of open water swimming information, drills, workouts, techniques, strategies, equipment and tactics for use in high-level open water swim competitions. Practices are conducted in both a lake and in the ocean under the guidance of head coach Steven Munatones and Catherine Vogt, Jay Benner and Shannon Gillespy.

The 24 athletes include Emily Brunemann of Club Wolverine (shown above), Emily Hanson of Club Wolverine, Loren Brandon of Mission Aurora, Hayley Edwards of Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club, Aja Van Hout of Badger Aquatics Club, Courtney Otto of Star Swimming, Danielle Beckwith of Badger Aquatics Club, Kelly Winckler of Badger Aquatics Club, Joni Keith of Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics, Kata Fedor of Sarasota YMCA, Marissa Harrington of Sarasota YMCA, Lindsay Vrooman of Pine Richland Aquatics, Sean Ryan of Scenic City Aquatic Club, Ian Rowe of Florida State University (shown below), Tyler Sell of Comets Swim Team, Christian Sprang of Club Wolverine, Adam DeJong of Club Wolverine, Alex Meyer of Ithaca Aquatics Club, Connor Signorin of Peddie Aquatics Association, Shane Lichtenberg of University of Louisville, Mark Neiman of Ohio State, Brent Hitchcock of Ohio State, Graham Munger of Dynamo Swim Club and Marcus Guttmann of Lobo Aquatic Club.

These swimmers include an NCAA champion (Emily Brunemann) and the top young distance freestylers in the US. They have the opportunity to take open water swimming instruction during the camp and then apply it immediately at the 5K and 10K USA Swimming National Championships and World Swimming Championships Selection Trials.

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