Courtesy of United States Aquatic Sports, Dallas, Texas..

At the United States Aquatic Sports annual convention, it was not surprising that Jordan Wilimovsky of Team Santa Monica won his third consecutive Fran Crippen Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year award after just missing a gold medal in the 10 km race at the 2017 FINA World Championships and winning the 10 km title at the 2017 USA Swimming Championships.

He also won the 2017 Flowers Sea Swim in the Cayman Islands and finished second in the 5 km team race with Haley Anderson, Andrew Gemmell, and Ashley Twichell at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary.

It was a rebuilding and re-evaluating year for the Malibu, California native after finishing fourth in the 1500m freestyle and 5th in the 10 km marathon swim at the 2016 Rio Olympics – with the goal of medaling in both in Tokyo in 2020.

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