Off Deck: Jordan Wilimovsky Talks Olympic Experience and Skipping Nationals

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Jordan Wilimovsky, a 2016 U.S. Olympian in both pool and open water, will defend his World title in the 10k this summer in Budapest but will not compete in the pool. He joined Off Deck to explain his decision.

Wilimovsky explained why he made the decision to swim only open water this season and revealed his future plans to return to the pool. He also discussed some of the major moments of his Olympic experience, including the atmosphere of swimming in the Olympic 1500 final, the physicality of the 10k race and his tough 60-hour turnaround between the two events.

Wilimovsky also reflected on being part of the historic 1650 free race at the NCAA championships

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer for Swimming World. A contributor to the magazine and website since 2009, he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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