Aurélie Muller, Caroline Jouisse Go 1-2 at USA Swimming National 5K Championships

Aurélie Muller, Caroline Jouisse Go 1-2 at USA Swimming National 5K Championships

Over the last two decades, there have been many great open water races in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. This past weekend was no exception at the USA Swimming Open Water National and Junior Championships between April 1st – 3rd.

On Day Three of the three-day championship event, the French swimmers dominated the podium positions with Aurélie Muller in first, Caroline Jouisse in second, and Lisa Pou in fourth. It was 16-year-old American silver medalist Arabella Sims who prevented a 1-2-3 finish by the visiting French.

According to USA Swimming’s race summary, the 2015 world 10 km champion Muller took the lead roughly halfway through the three-lap race and did not relinquish her lead. Sims said, “It was actually one of the most fun races I’ve ever had. It was fun swimming against the French girls and seeing all my friends in open water. I love open water because of all the people I’ve met and it’s just fun to see them again.”

Women’s 5 km National Championship Results:

  1. Aurélie Muller, France, 1:01:15
  2. Caroline Jouisse, France, 1:01:23
  3. Arabella Sims, Sandpipers of Nevada, 1:01:36
  4. Lisa Pou, France, 1:01:37
  5. Leah DeGeorge, Unattached, 1:01:38
  6. Kensey McMahon, University of Alabama Swim Club, 1:02:16
  7. Mariah Denigan, Indiana University, 1:02:24
  8. Sophia Karras, Unattached, 1:02:28
  9. Blair Stoneburg, Treasure Coast Aquatics, 1:03:23
  10. Julissa Arzave, Tritons Aquatic Club, 1:04:40
  11. Maggie Wallace, Indiana University, 1:05:02
  12. Shannon Campbell, Rice Aquatics, 1:05:48
  13. Emma Guglielmello, Magnolia Aquatic Club, 1:06:03
  14. Anna Auld, Unattached, 1:06:49
  15. Claire Weinstein, Sandpipers of Nevada, 1:08:22
Top 8

For more information on the 2022 USA Swimming Open Water National & Junior Championships, visit here

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