Jordan Wilimovsky

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Jordan Wilimovsky
Personal information
National team United States
Born (1994-04-22) April 22, 1994 (age 24)[1]
Malibu, California[2]
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight150 lb (68 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubTeam Santa Monica
College teamNorthwestern University

Jordan Wilimovsky (born April 22, 1994) is an American competitive swimmer who specializes in open water swimming. At the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Wilimovsky won the gold medal in the 10 km open water event, thus qualifying him for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[3] Wilimovsky won by a margin of 12.1 seconds over the second place finisher Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands.[4]

Wilimovsky attended Northwestern University, where he swam for the Northwestern Wildcats swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Big Ten Conference competition. His coach at Team Santa Monica is Dave Kelsheimer.[5][6]

At age 9, Wilimovsky failed a swim test required for attendance in a lifeguard camp, which inspired him to become a professional swimmer.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "FEATURED BIO JORDAN WILIMOVSKY". USA Swimming. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "JORDAN WILIMOVSKY". SwimSwam. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Marsteller, Jason (July 27, 2015). "Jordan Wilimovsky Wins Men's 10K Open Water Race as USA Qualifies 2 to 2016 Rio Olympics". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Pamela Rios (August 7, 2015). "Native Jordan Wilimovsky Makes Olympic Team". Canyon News. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jordan Wilimovsky Swimming". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Helene Elliott (May 23, 2016). "Jordan Wilimovsky has taken the long route -- marathon swimming -- to the Rio Olympics". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Scott McDonald (September 23, 2015). "After Failing Swim Test Jordan Wilimovsky Kept Swimming All the Way to Rio Olympics". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 13, 2016.

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Awards
Preceded by
Brazil Allan do Carmo
FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year
2015
Succeeded by
Netherlands Ferry Weertman