June 10, 2011
CAST swimmer Jessica Heim competed today in the U.S. National 10K Open Water Championships in Ft. Lauderdale. She finished in 18th place in 2:29.09. 10K is 6.2 miles of swimming. She said the conditions were very rough and deteriorated as the race went on. She said race officials stopped the race about 8 minutes after she finished, due to rough seas, with only 28 swimmers finishing. She was glad she was able to finish before the race was stopped. The National champion finished 11 minutes ahead of her.