Samuel Marsteiner Captures USA Swimming Junior National 5K Championship Title

Samuel Marsteiner Captures USA Swimming Junior National 5K Championship Title

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 Two of the three-day championship event, it was time for the younger swimmers to be featured.

Samuel Marsteiner from New Wave Swim Team in Raleigh, North Carolina swam out to an early lead and maintained it to the finish.

Marsteiner and NOVA of Virginia Aquatics’ Nathan Szobota finished 1-2 and will join Claire Weinstein and Abigail Miller at the FINA World Junior Open Water Championships in September in Beau Vallon, Seychelles. Szobota said, “I really wanted this. To have it [qualifying for the FINA World Junior Open Water Championships] now is just amazing. I’m super excited for it. I heard about that opportunity and now that I get to go do it.” 

Boys’ 5 km National Junior Championship Results:

  1. Samuel Marsteiner, New Wave Swim Team, 1:02:40
  2. Nathan Szobota, Nova of Virginia, 1:02:56
  3. William Siegel, Long Island Aquatic Club, 1:03:31
  4. Paul Mullen, Nation’s Capital Swim Club, 1:03:41
  5. Colin Jacobs, Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team, 1:03:45
  6. Patrick O’Hagan, Long Island Aquatic Club, 1:04:37
  7. Cody Sprague, Sandpipers of Nevada, 1:05:03
  8. Patrick Maldonado, Alamo Area Aquatic Association, 1:05:05
  9. Brandon Gear, Saint Augustine Swim Team, 1:05:07
  10. Gabriel Manteufel, Sandpipers of Nevada, 1:05:10
  11. Jack Culberson, Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club, 1:05:16
  12. Walker Lanoue, Saint Augustine Swim Team, 1:05:41
  13. McClellan Clark, Team Pittsburgh, 1:06:10
  14. Mikhail Machavariani, Club Olympia Swim Team, 1:06:24
  15. Aaron Davidson, New Wave Swim Team, 1:07:23
  16. Santiago Alzate, SwimMAC Carolina, 1:07:24
  17. Brennen Oneil, Fort Collins Area Swim Team, 1:07:27
  18. Brooks Livsey, Sandpipers of Nevada, 1:08:00
  19. Anthony Adams, Fishers Area Swim, 1:08:07

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

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