Ashley Twichell (TAC Titans) led North Carolina swimmers with a first place finish in the 5K at the 2019 USA Swimming Open Water Championships. Twichell was also the top USA swimmer in the 10K, finishing a half a second behind Ana Macela Cunha of Brazil. Hannah Moore (Wolfpack Elite) finished third in the 5K, behind Twichell and Cunha. Other NCS athletes competing in the Nationals included Sydney Morgan (TAC Titans), Kenneth Lloyd (NCAC), and Jamison Rzepecki (SwimMAC).
Three NCS swimmers finished in the top ten of the Men’s 5K Junior National Championships. Connor Hughes (TAC Titans) finished fourth, Jared Carter (YOTA) finished sixth, and Logan Zucker (SwimMAC) finished tenth. Other male swimmers included Peter Bretzmann (NCAC), Michael Cotter (TAC Titans), and Spencer Freeman (SwimMAC Carolina).
Sydney Morgan (TAC Titans) finished 20th in the Women’s 5K Junior National Championships as the top NCS finisher. Other female swimmers were Brooke Zettel (TAC Titans), Laura Davis (SwimMAC), Keelan Cotter (TAC Titans), Caitlin Hefner (SwimMAC), and Summer Eaker (SwimMAC).