Open Water Championships
Open Water Championships Start – Photo/Ed Bono

Kendall Brent, Kensey McMahon Make World Junior Open Water Championships

Long Time Floridian coach Todd Mann will be assistant coach
 April 30, 2016 – – Kendall Brent, Kensey McMahon and coach Todd Mann make the World Junior Open Water Championships scheduled for for July 16-18 in Hoorn, the Netherlands. USA Swimming released the names of the team members and coaches this weekend and all three Floridians were super excited.

Kendall Brent

Kendall Brent
Kendall Brent

“I’m so excited! Being part of this team is so surreal and I can’t wait to represent the USA!!” says Swim Florida’s distance specialist, Kendall Brent. Brent made the team by getting 19th in the 10K Open Water Championships earlier this April with a 2:05.52. She will swim in the 10K.

Coach Todd Mann, a Florida State graduate, who recently took over the head coaching job at the USA Swimming club Razorback Aquatic Club AquaHawgs, will serve as the assistant coach says, “It is an honor to be selected to the USA coaching staff for the World Junior Open Water Championships. I look forward to working with the swimmers and representing Team USA.” Razorback Aquatic Club put two swimmers on the team, Hayley Pike and Taylor Pike.

Kensey McMahon

Kensey McMahon
Kensey McMahon

Bolles swimmer Kensey McMahon, who will compete in the 7.5K at World Juniors, made the team by getting 18th at the Open Water Championships swimming stroke for stroke with Kendall Brent, who also went 2:05.52.

The World Juniors event has three different races, a 5-kilometer race for ages 14-15, a 7.5K for ages 16-17 and a 10K for ages 18-19.

The United States team roster can be found on the USA Swimming page.

USA Swimming also has detailed selection procedures for the teams, which were selected based off results at the 2016 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, are outlined here.

Go Florida!

Mann
Coach Todd Mann – Photo/U of Arkansas

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