Photo courtesy of ACTION IMAGES. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Olympians Daniel Fogg, Andrew Gemmell, Yasunari Hirai, Alex Meyer, Jarrod Poort, Andreas Washburger and Richard Weinberger will face the crème de la crème of the Pacific Rim nations as well as a few European studs at next Sunday’s BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series Open Water Challenge.

Also known as the 10 km Swim the Swan, the race will be the most competitive elite 10 km marathon race of the 2015 season other than the 2015 FINA World Championship 10 km race which serves as the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim qualifying race.

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Men’s 10 km Start List:

1. Liam Albery (18) New Zealand
2. Thomas Allen (22) Great Britain
3. Yosuke Aoki (21) Japan
4. Troy Balvert (22) New Zealand
5. Zachary Bevan (16) Australia
6. Jack Burnell (21) Great Britain
7. Lachlan Colquhourn (18) Australia
8. Mark Deans (20) Great Britain
9. Chris Deegan (18) Australia
10. Daniel Fogg (27) Great Britain [shown above]
11. Satoi Fujihara (19) Japan
12. Andrew Gemmell (23) U.S.A.
13. Codie Grimsey (24) Australia
14. David Heron (19) U.S.A.
15. Yasunari Hirai (24) Japan
16. Caleb Hughes (19) Great Britain
17. Simon Huitenga (26) Australia
18. Yoju Iwai (18) Japan
19. Kosuke Mimura (21) Japan
20. Rhys Mainstone (24) Australia
21. Shuhei Matsumura (19) Japan
22. Michael McBroom (23) U.S.A.
23. Alex Meyer (26) U.S.A.
24. Yoshuke Miyamoto (24) Japan
25. Takumi Nakashima (19) Japan
26. George O’Brien (23) Australia
27. Ethan Owens (18) Australia
28. Charles Peterson (27) U.S.A.
29. Jarrod Poort (20) Australia
30. Kane Radford (24) New Zealand
31. Christopher Robinson (22) Australia
32. Ben Ruback (19) New Zealand
33. Phillip Ryan (24) New Zealand
34. Sean Ryan (22) U.S.A.
35. Michael Sheil (26) Australia
36. Sam Sheppard (24) Australia
37. Lachlan Tassell (18) Australia
38. Takumi Terasaki (19) Japan
39. Evangelos Tsirapidis (19) Greece
40. Andreas Washburger (28) Germany
41. Ferry Weertman (22) Netherlands
42. Richard Weinberger (24) Canada
43. Ray Winstanley (29) Australia

The 2015 Swim The Swan will be held in Perth’s Swan River on February 1st, starting at the Barrack Street Jetty – WA Rowing Club where there will be 500m, 1.25 km, 2.5 km, 5 km and the 5 km team challenge in addition to the elite and amateur 10 km race.

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