Several North Carolina Swimming athletes competed at the 2021 USA Swimming National Championships and Junior National Championships in Fort Myers Beach, Florida this past weekend. USA Olympic Team qualifier and National Team memer, Ashley Twichell (TAC Titans), won her fourth national championship in the Women’s 5K. She also finished second in the Women’s 10K.
Jacob Pishko (TAC Titans) won the National Championship in the Men’s Junior 7.5K event. Alexander Ayers (SwimMAC) placed third in the Men’s 5K for Juniors. Other North Carolina Swimming athletes competing in the Open Water Nationals and Junior Nationals were Brandon Miller (NCAC) in the Men’s 10K, Brooke Zettel (TAC Titans) in the Women’s 5K, Makayla Cincanelli (MOR) Women’s Junior 7.5K, Caroline Pennington (TAC Titans) Women’s Junior 7.5K, Jackson Shreiber (WAVE) Men’s Junior 5K, Samuel Marsteiner (WAVE) Men’s Junior 5K, Matthew Marsteiner (WAVE) Men’s Junior 5K, and Evan Prabhu (SwimMAC) Men’s Junior 5K.