June 4, 2010
After 10,000 grueling meters Chloe Sutton surges past the field in the final few meters to capture the USA National 10K title. In winning Chloe earns a position on USA Swimming's World Championship Team and the Pan Pacific Team.
Deni Cullom was the 5th US finisher and the #1 18&u mens athlete. Way to go Nadadores!
From USA Swimming:
Only the 10K
swim will serve as the qualifying race to earn a spot on the 2010
U.S. World Championship Team and the 2010 U.S. Mutual of Omaha Pan
Pacific Championships Team.
The top two U.S. finishers in the 10K will automatically earn a spot to compete in the event at the FINA World Championships in Roberval, Québec, Canada, July 17-22, and will also have a choice to compete in the 5K and 25K, or both. The remaining spots on the U.S. Open Water World Championship Team will be filled with the remaining top finishers in the 10K race, however, swimmers must finish in the top six U.S. swimmers and they cannot finish more than 20 minutes after the first place finisher. Additional details outlining the selection procedures can be found online.
The top four U.S. finishers in the 10K in Long Beach will also have the opportunity to earn a spot to compete in the 10K at the Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships in Irvine, Calif., on August 22. Selection procedures from the meet can be found online.