Congratulations to Nick Cruse, who competed in
the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, held in Miromar
Lakes, Florida on Sunday, April 26th. In the 5000 meter swim Nick
finished 36th with a time of 1:04:16.41 (out of 45 qualifiers). The
National Championship was won by Alex Meyer (age 26) from Tennessee
Aquatics in a time of :57:43.94.
Nick was one of five 15 year old swimmers in the
event, which featured numerous collegiate distance competitors.
Only the USA Swimming Open Water Olympic Trials have more difficult
qualifying times than this race.