The Real Federación Española de Natación announced its open water swimming team for the 2009 World Swimming Championships in Rome today. José Hervás, Diego Nogueira, Margarita Domínguez, Esther Núñez (who is interviewed towards the 10th minute in the Spanish program "Temps d'aventura" shown below) and Yurema Requena will proudly represent Spain.
European 25K champion Margarita Domínguez will swim the 10K and 25K. The 2008 World 10K bronze medalist and 2008 Olympian Yurema Requena (shown on left, 13th in Beijing) will swim the 5K and 10K and the 2007 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix champion Esther Núñez will swim the 25K.
Diego Nogueira will have a full plate in Rome and will swim the 5K, 10K and 25K and Olympian José Hervás (13th in Beijing) will swim the 5K and 10K.
The Spaniards are an experienced team with years of battling it out in waterways around the world, including venues at the FINA World Cup, FINA Grand Prix, World Championships, LEN Cup, European Championships and the Olympic Games.