USA Wins Mixed 4x1500m Relay at FINA World Junior Open Water Championships

USA Wins Mixed 4x1500m Relay at FINA World Junior Open Water Championships

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Lucas | Seychelles Tourism

Katie Grimes and Claire Weinstein, teammates at Sandpipers of Nevada their local swim club and on Team USA – are used to pressure on the international stage. They face it, they accept it, they thrive in it.

Today was no different for the two young women who anchored the mixed 4x1500m relay for 14-16 years olds at the 2022 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in MahéSeychelles.

Together with Nathan Szobota and Sam Marsteiner who swam first and second on Team USA, Grimes and Weinstein won the 6 km relay on the final day at the 5th World’s Juniors.

I definitely felt some pressure to put our team in a position to win,” said Marsteiner to FINA after the race. “Nathan and I put us in a good position, then Katie and Claire completed the job. It feels great.”

14-16 Years Team Results:

  1. USA (Nathan Szobota, Sam Marsteiner, Katie Grimes, Claire Weinstein) 1:13:09.80
  2. Germany (Aliyah Hoesel, Diego Heinze, Julia Ackermann, Arne Schubert) 1:13:21.30
  3. Turkey (Narin Burcunaz, Ahmet Burak Isik, Tuna Erdogan, Emir Batur Albayrak) 1:13:24.00
  4. Italy (Davide Grossi, Guglielmo Lombardo, Ludovica Terlizz, Eva Lenzi) 1:13:47.80
  5. Hungary (Luca Rohacs, Lili Anna Gyorffy, Dominik Kaiser, Hunor Kovacs-Seres) 1:14:18.70
  6. Egypt (Nadine Karim, Ahmed Assal, Lamees Elsokkary, Seif Amr Elbatal) 1:15:11.40
  7. Mexico (Roberto Valdes Ochoa, Regina Cuevas-Ortiz, Paulo Strehlke Delgado, Alejandra Hoyos Horvath) 1:15:40.70
  8. Canada (Abby Dunford, Dominik Kwiecien, Julia Strojnowska, Zach McLeod) 1:17:34.90
  9. Brazil (Victoria Rosario, Maria Luiza de Oliveira, Marcus Vinicius Carmo, Joan Penaloza) 1:21:06.40
  10. India (Pavan Dhananjaya, Mahalakshmi Porur Kalan Rajagopal Ravi, Bangalore Mahesh Rithika, Prashans Manjunath Hiremagulur) 1:23:28.40
  11. Puerto Rico (Air Alfonso Colon, Yeshua Cruz, Alejandra Mia Colon, Tatiana Isabel Mariani) 1:25:18.70
  12. South Africa (Tiara Finnis, Tasnim Nabbie, Wade Beukes, Keegan Wright) 1:27:01.80

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