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Herich Wins Gold in USMS 10k Open Water

 

This morning Carlie Herich completed her first ever 10k Open water swim by competiting in the 2010 US Master National Open Water Championships. This 10k swim also marks a first for the Clippers as well.

During the last couple years Carlie was intrigued by the idea of trying a 10k. She has had success in previous open water swims but none of them were as long as the 6.2 miles she was planning for today. After 2 hours and 16 minutes she climbed out of the lake nearly 1 minute and 30 seconds faster than the next closest female competitor and only 5 male competitors finished ahead of her. The competition had over 100 participants ranging from 18-66. 

 

Congratulations Carlie on a huge accomplishment. The next goal for her will be to participate in the US Swimming Open Water Nationals next year.