USA Swimming Announces Open Water National Team, Junior National Team

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USA Swimming, the National Governing Body of the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced its 2022-23 Open Water U.S. National Team and National Junior Team presented by Toyota. A full look at the National Team roster can be found here, while the National Junior Team roster can be found here.

The Open Water National Team will consist of the same 12 swimmers as the previous Open Water National Team, headlined by pool and open water dual threat Katie Grimes (Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada), whose fifth-place finish in the 10K was the second-best finish ever by an American in FINA Open Water World Championships 10K history.

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USA Swimming Open Water National Team:

Name Event Hometown/Club
Brennan Gravley 10K Las Vegas, Nev./University of Florida
Dylan Gravley 10K Las Vegas, Nev./Arizona State
Joey Tepper 10K Egg Harbor Township, N.J./University of Tennessee
Michael Brinegar 10K Columbus, Ind./Mission Viejo Nadadores
Simon Lamar 10K Hacienda Heights, Calif./Harvard
David Heron 10K Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo Nadadores
Katie Grimes 10K Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada (USA Swimming)
Mariah Denigan 10K Walton, Ky./Indiana University
Summer Smith 10K Agawam, Mass./University of Tennessee
Anna Auld 10K West Palm Beach, Fla./University of Florida/Saint Andrew’s Aquatics
Kensey McMahon 10K Jacksonville, Fla./University of Alabama
Brooke Travis 10K Newark, Del./NC State


The USA Swimming National Junior Team roster features Claire Weinstein (White Plains, N.Y./Sandpipers of Nevada) and Nathan Szobota (Richmond, Va./NOVA of Virginia Aquatics), both of whom won world junior titles in the 5K this past year.


USA Swimming Open Water National Junior Team:


Name Event Hometown/Club
Blair Stoneburg 10K Jensen Beach, Fla./Treasure Coast Aquatics
Mary McKenna 10K Seaford, N.Y./Long Island Express
Claire Stuhlmacher 7.5K Valrico, Fla./Fast Lane Aquatics
Claire Weinstein 5K White Plains, N.Y./Sandpipers of Nevada
Joshua Brown 10K Winter Park, Fla./Highlander Aquatic Club
Brice Barrieault 10K Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada
Luke Ellis 7.5K Las Vegas, Nev./Sandpipers of Nevada
Nathan Szobota 5K Richmond, Va./Nova of Virginia Aquatics

“USA Swimming is really excited to take this group of National Team and National Junior Team athletes into 2023 as we approach the early stages of the Olympic Qualification Process,” USA Swimming Open Water National Team Director Bryce Elser said. “This group of athletes has already shown an incredible amount of improvement as we navigated our way through the FINA Marathon World Series, World Championships, and World Junior Championships in 2022. The grit required to train for and compete in open water is incredible, and it has been an absolute honor to work with these athletes.”

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1 year ago

Worth noting that National Team Member Kensey McMahon just won 1500 Meter Bronze medal in pool at SCM Worlds in Melbourne.

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