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USA Swimming Names 2012-13 Open Water National Team, Junior National Team -- May 7, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, May 7. USA Swimming today announced the swimmers named to its 2012-2013 USA Swimming Open Water National Team and its 2012-2013 Open Water Junior National Team. A total of 12 open water swimmers, including six men and six women were named to the National Team, which include the 2012 10K National Champions Andrew Gemmell (Wilmington, Del.) and Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, N.Y.).

Notable members of the 2012-2013 Open Water National Team include 2012 Olympian Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.), 5K National Champion David Heron (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Haley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif.), Arthur Frayler (Ambler, Pa.), and Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H.).

Swimmers were selected for the USA Swimming Open Water National Team based upon their finish at the 2012 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championships that took place April 27 in Miromar Lakes, Fla. Since USA Swimming did not qualify a female Olympian at the 2011 FINA World Championships all of the top six finishers were named to the National Team. On the men's side, the 2012 Open Water Olympian was named to the National Team as were the top five non-Olympic finishers.


The 2012-2013 Open Water Junior National Team features a total of six swimmers, three men and three women. Swimmers, aged 18-and-under at the time of qualifying and who finished in the top three at the 2012 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championships, qualified for the Junior National Team. Junior Team members may not have previously been on a higher-ranked International National Team. All team members must have also finished within 15 minutes of the first place finisher.

National Team
USA Swimming 2012-2013 National Team -- Men:
Open Water 10K:
Qualifying Criteria: 2012 Open Water Olympians and the top 5 non-Olympic finishers in the 2012 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National
Championship
Alex Meyer Crimson Aquatics Tim Murphy
Andrew Gemmell University of Georgia/Delaware Swim Team Jack Bauerle/ Bruce Gemmell
Janardan Burns Mission Viejo Nadadores Tyler Fenwick
David Heron Mission Viejo Nadadores Tyler Fenwick
Joey Pedraza Gator Swim Club Gregg Troy
Arthur Frayler Germantown Academy Richard Shoulberg

USA Swimming 2012-2013 National Team -- Women:
Open Water 10K:
Qualifying Criteria: 2012 Open Water Olympians and the top 5 non-Olympic finishers in the 2012 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National
Championship
Ashley Twichell Mission Viejo Nadadores Bill Rose
Haley Anderson Trojan Swim Club David Salo
Christine Jennings Mission Viejo Nadadores Bill Rose
Eva Fabian Greenwood Memorial Swim Club Jack Fabian
Tristin Baxter Arizona State University Dorsey Tierney-Walker
Gillian Ryan North Baltimore Aquatic Club Bob Bowman

Junior National Team
USA Swimming 2012-2013 Junior National Team -- Men:
Open Water 10K:
Qualifying Criteria: Top three finishers in the 2011 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championship and World Championship Trials, who are 18 and under and at the time of qualifying provided all team members finished within 15 minutes of the first place finisher. Junior Team members may not have previously been on a higher ranked International National Team.

Bryan Draganosky Germantown Academy Aquatic Club Richard Shoulberg
Daniel Graviss First Colony Swim Team Allison Beebe
Jordan Wilimovsky Team Santa Monica David Kelsheimer

USA Swimming 2012-2013Junior National Team -- Women:
Open Water 10K:
Qualifying Criteria: Top three finishers in the 2011 USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championship and World Championship Trials, who are 18 and under and at the time of qualifying provided all team members finished within 15 minutes of the first place finisher. Junior Team members may not have previously been on a higher ranked International National Team.

Rachel Zilinskas Germantown Academy Aquatic Club Richard Shoulberg
Becca Mann Clearwater Aquatic Team Randy Reese
Brooke Lorentzen Mission Viejo Nadadores Bill Rose

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