The 1st FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships were held this past weekend in Ontario, Canada. Here’s a look at how Team USA fared in each of the events:
Friday, Aug. 17
Jordan Wilimovsky finished second in the Junior Boys (17-18) 7.5K race, turning in a time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 19.0 seconds. His teammate David Heron was 11th in 1:26:47.2.
Willimovsky finished second behind Rob Muffels of Germany, who completed the course in 1:24:59.9. Jan Micha of the Czech Republic was third in 1:25:48.5.
In the Youth Girls (14-16) 5K, the United States’ Jessica Arnold was 11th in 1:00:39.9, while teammate Regan Kology was 25th in 1:03:34.6.
Medalists in this race were Michelle Weber of South Africa (1:00:05.6), Lena-Sophie Bermel of Germany (1:00:08.0) and Patricia-Lucia Wartenberg (1:00:27.0).
Saturday, Aug. 18
Brooke Lorentzen was the USA’s top swimmer in the Junior Girls (17-18) 7.5K race, finishing 10th in 1:32:04.3. The USA’s Liliana Casso was 17th in 1:37:30.0.
Medalists included Yu Shi of China in 1:31:41.7, Anastasia Krapivina of Russia in 1:31:42.8 and Lizeth Rueda Santos of Mexico in 1:31:45.7.
In the Youth Boys (14-16) 5K, Americans Nicholas Norman and Brendan Casey finished fifth and sixth in 57:56.2 and 57:56.2, respectively.
The gold went to Felix Bartels of Germany in 57:10.0, followed by Diego Vera of Venezuela in 57:30.8 and Han Yao of China in 57:38.4.
Sunday, Aug. 19
The team of Wilimovsky, Heron and Lorentzen took bronze in the Juniors 3K Team event, finishing in 33:49.7. Germany took gold in 33:37.3, followed by Russia with the silver in 33:55.2.
Norman, Casey and Kology were fifth in the Youth 3K Team event in 35:38.0. Germany topped the medal stand in 34:11.0, followed by Russia in 34:29.1 and Italy in 35:27.6.
For more information about the meet, including complete results, go to the 1st FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships website.