2011 OW Nationals (real nationals, not Masters nationals)

2011 OW Nationals (real nationals, not Masters nationals)


USA Swimming just released the qualifying times for the 2011 open-water national championships in Fort Myers, FL (h/t Adam B.).

And, the standards for the 5K are surprisingly doable! 9:08 for 800m or 17:29 for 1500m? I think even I could do these times with a decent taper behind me…?

In order to compete in the USA Swimming 2011 Open Water Championships, a swimmer must have:

  • Finished in the top 15 at a 2010-11 FINA World Cup Race, or
  • Finished in the top 10 at the 2010 USA Swimming 5K or 10K National Championships, or
  • Attended the 2011 Open Water Developmental Camp (by invitation only), or
  • Achieved the following pool times standard(s) between April 1, 2009 and the entry deadline
                                1500 LCM 800 LCM 1650 SCY 1000 SCY
Women 5K Race Qualifying Times  18:20.89 9:35.99 17:57.39 10:43.19
Men 5K Race Qualifying Times    17:29.89 9:08.99 16:59.39 10:10.99
Women 10K Race Qualifying Times 17:20.49 9:03.49 16:48.49 10:05.99
Men 10K Race Qualifying Times   16:15.49 8:35.59 15:51.49 9:26.09
  • Athletes who meet these times standards will be permitted to enter the Open Water National Championships.
  • Proof of time is required from a USA Swimming sanctioned/approved meet or from a USA Swimming observed
  • performance. Converted times will not be allowed.

3 Responses to “2011 OW Nationals (real nationals, not Masters nationals)”

  1. Adam B

    2010-12-06T20:18:46+00:00

    I guess the real question would be whether to do the masters 10k the day before, too.

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    • Evan

      2010-12-06T23:29:06+00:00

      Yeah, that’s a tough call. Depends on what you’re hoping to get out of either of them. I really wish this wasn’t the week before MIMS. Even so, I’m not ruling out making the trip… I definitely won’t be doing the masters 10K, but the 5K with all the fast kids would be a hell of an experience.

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  2. Sully

    2010-12-07T20:52:14+00:00

    9:08 800LCM – you guys disgust me. At least I can kick your *ss in golf.

    Reply

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