Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Caleb Hughes is swimming up the ranks.

At last year’s Great North Swim in Windermere, England, he placed fifth. The 2013 European Junior Open Water Championships 5 km silver medalist is now swimming with the big boys. Today, he beat three-time winner Tom Allen and Ireland’s Chris Bryan, both hardened veterans of the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming Grand Prix circuit.

Coach Mark Perry had identified Hughes’ potential years ago and included him as part of “a medal-focused group who we believe have the potential to make the team for Rio 2016 and beyond.”

Top 3 Results
1. Caleb Hughes (GBR)
2. Tom Allen (GBR)
3. Chris Bryan (IRE)
Elite Heat Participants

*Alexander Studzinski
*Rhys Mainstone
*Evgenij Pop Acev
*Tom Sunter
*Chris Suggitt
*Tom Nelson
*Archie Mitchell
*Tobias Robinson
*Mark Deans
*Tim Shuttleworth
*Thomas Millburn
*Reece Worth
*Matthew Reay
*Ashley Hogg
*Samuel Budd
*Thomas Smith
*Liam Snook
*Zak Logue
*Casey Barratt
*Thomas Stacey
*Cameron Croot
*Nathan Hughes
*Samuel Dyer
*William Hendry
*Sam Crabtree

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