USA Swimming introduced yesterday the U.S. roster for the 2023 Pan American Video games 10k Open Water competitors. The race is slated for Sunday, October 29 in Laguna Los Morros, Chile.
Representing Group USA on the ladies’s aspect is Leah DeGeorge and Ashley Twichell, whereas Brennan Gravley and Dylan Gravley will signify the U.S. for the lads. John Payne of the TAC Titans will function the top coach of the group.
The roster was chosen based mostly upon the outcomes of the lads’s and girls’s 10k races on the USA Swimming Open Water Championships this previous April. You’ll be able to learn the entire choice standards right here.
Twichell and DeGeorge completed 4th and sixth, respectively at Open Water Nationals, and didn’t signify the U.S. on the World Championships in Fukuoka.
Twichell is the lone Olympian of the group, having completed seventh on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 34-year-old anticipated to retire after the Olympics, nevertheless, returned to racing this spring after welcoming her first little one in Could of 2022.
Alternatively, Brennan and Dylan Gravley had been each members of the World Championships roster this summer time. Brennan Gravley, the highest ending American within the 10k Open Water Nationals, earned thirtieth within the occasion at Fukuoka, whereas his brother took twenty eighth within the 5k occasion.
Ecuador’s Esteban Enderica gained the Pan Am 10k in Lima, Peru in 2019. American Taylor Abbott took dwelling the silver medal after Argentina’s Guillermo Bertola was disqualified following a doping violation. Brazil’s Ana Marcela Cunha is the reigning girls’s champion.