Swimming & Diving Ready for Unique Season Opener

Moritz Fath is among eight Colonials competing at CSCAA Open Water Nationals this weekend.
Sept. 14, 2017

George Washington swimming and diving is set to open its season Saturday at College Swimming Coaches Association of America Open Water Nationals.

Eight Colonials will swim at the second-year event held at Lone Star Lake in Lawrence, Kan. The 5,000-meter race consists of two loops around a marked course.

GW’s Moritz Fath, Jerrod Hendricks, Shawn Lemarie and Emils Pone are among 42 entrants in the men’s race. Gemma Atherley, Lucy Castro, Andrea Ho and Emily Zhang will represent the Buff and Blue among the 54 competitors on the women’s side.



GW’s first traditional competition of 2017-2018 comes Oct. 6 and 7 at the FIU Fall Classic in Miami.

Watch head coach James Winchester and several Colonials explain how they're approaching the unique race.

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