Jordan Wilimovsky, Haley Anderson Win Pan Pac Open Water 10K

Jordan Wilimovsky. Photo Courtesy: Sergei Grits

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Jordan Wilimovsky continued his dominating open water swimming at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, leading a sweep of the gold medals along with Haley Anderson.

Wilimovsky, a U.S. Olympian from Northwestern, won the men’s 10K open water race, finishing in 1:58.50.5.

Canada’s Eric Hedlin hung with Wilimovsky, but was not able to get past him, finishing in 1:58.56.7.

Third place went to Australia’s Nicholas Sloman, who finished in 1:59.20.8.

Ecuador’s Santiago Endérica Salgado was fourth (1:59.22.7), followed by Brazil’s Allan Do Carmo (1:59.23.8), American David Heron (1:59.25), Canada’s Hau-Li Fan (1:59.26.5) and Brazil’s Victor Colonese (1:59.27.2).

In the women’s race, Anderson, an Olympian from the U.S., won the women’s 10K in 2:08.24.8.

Anderson held off Australia’s Kareena Lee, who finished just 1.2 seconds behind (2:08.26.0) and 2.2 seconds ahead of Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha (2:08.27.0).

USA’s Ashley Twichell took fourth in 2:08.29.6, ahead of USA teammate Hannah Moore (2:08.33.5), who didn’t place since only two from each country can place. That also happened to Erica Sullivan (2:08.43) and Chase Travis (2:08.44), who had the eighth and ninth place finishes, respectively.

Japan’s Yukimi Moriyama was fifth (2:08.33) and Yumi Kida was sixth (2:08.38.3).

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Author: Daniel D'Addona

Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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