Crossing Over Between The Pool And Open Water

Crossing Over Between The Pool And Open Water

Chloe Sutton led a group of cross-over swimmers (open water + pool) in the pool at the recent USA Swimming National Championships in the 800-meter freestyle.

Chloe won the event in 8:24.77 only behind Great Britain’s Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington (8:21.15) by a few seconds.

World 25K championship fourth-place swimmer Haley Anderson was third in 8:32.80 while her USA Swimming open water swim teammate Emily Brunemann was fourth in 8:34.25.

The speed that many of the top American open water swimmers are showing in the pool is quite impressive which should prove beneficial at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 10K race against the top Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Brazilians.

I want to do everything I can to be the best pool and open-water swimmer I can be and I’m excited to be a part of it,” said Chloe. “But it’s going to be difficult to continue this taper [for another two weeks before the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. It’s going to be really challenging, but if I stay focused and block everything out and do whatever I need to do, then I’m going to shoot for an 8:20 (in the 800 free).”

Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones