Courtesy of WOWSA, Lake Balaton, Hungary.

Simon Lamar is an American pool and open water swimmer from FAST (Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team) in Southern California. He will be an incoming freshman at Stanford University this fall, but he has an interesting summer project ahead of him.

Last year, he finished third in the boys 16-17 year division in the 7.5 km race at the 2016 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands, but tomorrow he will represent USA in the 25 km marathon swim at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

The young man will face the who’s who of the 25 km distance.

The field includes the defending 25 km world champion Simone Ruffini of Italy as well as a number of Olympians including Andreas Waschburger, Evgenii Drattcev, Saleh Mohammad, and Allan do Carmo.

Men’s 25 km Start List
1 Haythem Abdelkhalek (TUN)
2 Matej Kozubek (CZE)
3 Taiki Nonaka (JPN)
4 Matteo Furlan (ITA)
5 Simon Lamar (USA)
6 Vitaliy Khudyakov (KAZ)
7 Logan Fontaine (FRA)
8 Soren Detlef Meissner (GER)
9 Simone Ruffini (ITA)
10 Gergely Gyurta (HUN)
11 Santiago Enderica Salgado (ECU)
12 Yosuke Miyamoto (JPN)
13 Yuval Safra (ISR)
14 Jack Brazier (AUS)
15 Chip Peterson (USA)
16 Axel Reymond (FRA)
17 Victor Colonese (BRA)
18 Kenessary Kenenbayev (KAZ)
19 Andreas Waschburger (GER)
20 Allan do Carmo (BRA)
21 Shahar Resman (ISR)
22 Evgenij Pop Acev (MKD)
23 Sergey Bolshakov (RUS)
24 Evgenii Drattcev (RUS)
25 Guillermo Bertola (ARG)
26 Saleh Mohammad (SYR)
27 Marcel Schouten (NED)
28 Kristóf Rasovszky (HUN)

Simon Lamar is shown with his training teammate, Cathryn Salladin from FAST at the USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Championships where he qualified for the World Championships.

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