Big Fast Field In Long Beach

Big Fast Field In Long Beach

70 men and 57 women are entered in the 2010 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships and 46 men and 41 women are entered in the 10K.

The flat-out speed of the men’s and women’s fields are amazing. In the men’s 10K field, for example, these are the top 10 seeded times (1500-meter freestyle):

1. Csaba Gercsak, 13th at 2009 World Championships
2. Josh Charnin-Aker, 15:08.68
3. Joe Kinderwater, 15:13.83
4. Andrew Gemmell, 15:14.18
5. Joseph Arnold, 15:14.27
6. Ian Rowe, 15:16.85
7. Fran Crippen, 15:18.51
8. Chip Peterson, 15:21.12
9. JK Koehler, 15:22.67
10. Adam DeJong, 15:27.70

Word along the shorelines of Long Beach has it that Chip Peterson, the 2005 world 10K champion (shown above), is looking good.

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