Jordan Wilimovsky (born 22 April 1994 in Malibu, California) is a 26-year-old American pool and open water swimmer from Malibu, California and a distance freestyle competitive swimmer from Team Santa Monica and Northwestern University. He has won one USA Swimming national title in the pool in the 1500m freestyle and competed in the 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials in the 1500m freestyle, finishing second to qualify for the US Olympic Swim Team in both the pool and open water.
- 1 Swimming Career
- 2 2020 Tokyo Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results
- 3 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships
- 4 FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year Honor
- 5 USA Swimming Junior National Open Water Swimming Team
- 6 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominee
- 7 2015 WOWSA Award Nomination
- 8 2016 Rio Olympics 10 km Marathon Swim Results
- 9 Videos
- 10 External links
- he placed second in the 2012 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships 5 km race in Fort Myers, Florida
- he was a member of the 2012-2013 USA Swimming Open Water Junior National Team
- he won the 2013 Big Shoulders 5 km race in Lake Michigan
- he finished second at the 2104 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships 10 km race, qualifying for the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
- he won the 2015 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in Fort Myers, Florida to qualify for the 10 km FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia.
- he won the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships 10 km marathon swim in Kazan, Russia
- he qualified for the 1500m freestyle and the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
- he won the silver medal in the 17-18 age-group 7.5 km race at the inaugural 2012 FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Welland, Ontario, Canada.
- he finished 14th in the 25 km event at the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
- he finished second at the 2013 Flowers Sea Swim and the 2013 Flowers International 5k and 10k Swim in the Cayman Islands.
- he won the 2015 RCP Tiburon Mile.
- He received the 2015 Fran Crippen Memorial Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year award given by USA Swimming.
- He named the Swimming World Magazine Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year in 2015.
- He named FINA's Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year in 2015.
- He won the 10 km marathon swim at the 2015 Australian Open Water Championships.
- He won the 10 km marathon swim at the 2016 WOW Challenge that serves as the Victorian Open Water Championships.
- He finished fifth in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, less than 60 hours after finishing fourth in the 1500m freestyle in the Olympic final.
- He won the 2017 Flowers Sea Swim in the Cayman Islands.
- He finished second in the 10 km race at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary on 18 July.
- On 20 July 2017, he finished second in the 5 km team race with Haley Anderson, Andrew Gemmell, and Ashley Twichell at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary
- He won the Fran Crippen Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year award in 2015, 2016, and 2017 as USA Swimming's best open water swimmer.
- He won the 1500m freestyle at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, Japan on 9 August 2018.
- He won the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships 10 km marathon swim in Chiba, Japan on 14 August 2018.
- He was named the 2018 Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year and 2018 Fran Crippen Memorial Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year by USA Swimming at the US Aquatic Sports Convention on 28 September 2018.
- He finished 2nd in the 2019 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Miami, Florida on 3 May 2019.
- He finished 2nd in the 2020 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships 10 km race in Brighton Beach on 24 January 2020.
- On 5 August 2021, he finished 10th in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Bay at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2020 Tokyo Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results
Gold: Florian Wellbrock (Germany, 23) 1:48:33.70
Silver: Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary, 24) 1:48:59.00
Bronze: Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy, 26) 1:49:01.10
4. Matan Roditi (Israel, 22) 1:49:24.90
5. Athanasios Kynigakis (Greece, 22) 1:49:29.20
6. Marc-Antoine Olivier (France, 25) 1:50:23.00
7. Ferry Weertman (Netherlands, 29) 1:51:30.80
8. Michael McGlynn (South Africa, 21) 1:51:32.70
9. Hau-Li Fan (Canada, 23) 1:51:37.00
10. Jordan Wilimovsky (USA, 27) 1:51:40.20
11. Rob Muffels (Germany, 26) 1:53:03.30
12. Kai Graeme Edwards (Australia, 22) 1:53:04.00
13. Taishin Minamide (Japan, 25) 1:53:07.50
14. Mario Sanzullo (Italy, 28) 1:53:08.60
15. David Farinango (Ecuador, 20) 1:53:09.80
16. Phillip Seidler (Namibia, 23) 1:53:14.10
17. Daniel Delgadillo (Mexico, 31) 1:53:14.40
18. Alberto Martinez (Spain, 23) 1:53:16.50
19. Kirill Abrosimov (Russian Olympic Committee, 29) 1:54:29.30
20. Ous Mellouli (Tunisia, 37) 1:56:33.30
21. Vitaliy Khudyakov (Kazakhstan, 26) 1:57:53.70
22. William Yan Thorley (Hong Kong, 18) 1:58:33.40
23. Tiago Campos (Portugal, 22) 1:59:42.00
24. Matej Kozubek (Czech Republic, 25) 2:01:52.10
DNF Hector Thomas Cheal Pardoe (Great Britain, 20)
DNF David Aubry (France, 24)
2015 FINA World Swimming Championships
Wilimovsky won the 10 km marathon swim at the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia to qualify for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2015 Rio Olympic Games in Copacabana Beach, Brazil.
1 Jordan Wilimovsky (USA) 1:49:48.2
2 Ferry Weertman (NED) 1:50:00.3
3 Spyridon Gianniotis (GRE) 1:50:00.7
4 Sean Ryan (USA) 1:50:03.3
5 Jack Burnell (GBR) 1:50:05.8
6 Marc-Antoine Daniel Frede Olivier (FRA) 1:50:06.4
7 Simone Ruffini (ITA) 1:50:09.1
8 Richard Weinberger (CAN) 1:50:19.9
9 Allan Do Carmo (BRA) 1:50:23.1
10 Federico Vanelli (ITA) 1:50:23.1
FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year Honor
USA Swimming Junior National Open Water Swimming Team
Coached by Bruce Gemmell and Dave Kelsheimer, the USA Swimming Junior National Open Water Swimming Team will compete at the first FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships held in 12-20 August 2012 in Welland, Ontario, Canada against swimmers from more than 30 nations, including Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa. Wilimovsky will join Team Santa Monica teammates Brendan Casey and Liliana Casso in Canada.
2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominee
1. Andreas Fath (Germany) Swim for Science
2. Andrea Fazio (Italy) Like Father, Like Son
3. Christian Reichert (Germany) FINA World Cup Champion
4. Dan Projansky (U.S.A.) Butterflying Marathoner
5. Jim Clifford (U.S.A.) Oldest Triple Crowner
6. Fast and Frozen by Henri Kaarma (Estonia), Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Anna Carin-Nordin (Sweden), Patrick Corcoran (Ireland), Zdeněk Thalmika (Czech Republic), Elina Makïnen (Finland) Two-way North Channel Relay
7. Ganga Avahan by by Paramvir Singh, Gullupilli Narahari, Saripilli Srihari (India) Stage Swimmers
8. Jordan Wilimovsky (U.S.A.) Olympian & World Champion
9. Kelly Gneiting (U.S.A.) Sumo Swimmer
10. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand) Farallon Freestyler
11. Matthew Moseley (U.S.A.) Trifecta Lake-Ocean-River Swimmer
12. Mike Arbuthnot (South Africa) Midmar Mile Founder
13. Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia) Camel Swim
14. Night Train Swimmers by Grace van der Byl, Dave Holscher, Kimberley Chambers, Adam Eilath, Ashley Horne, Vito Bialla (U.S.A./New Zealand) NT300 Relay
15. Oceans Seven Relay by Rick Gaenzle, Chris Kraus, Brian Ross (U.S.A.) Triumphant Trio
16. Susan Simmons (Canada) Swimming with Multiple Sclerosis
17. Swim The Eden Expedition by Calum Hudson, Jack Hudson, Robbie Hudson (Great Britain) Brotherly Wild Swim
18. Team Nadadores Locos by Amy Appelhans Gubser, Kirk McKinney, Les Mangold, John Sims, Jeff Everett, Andrew McLaughlin (U.S.A.) Two-way Farallon Islands Relay
19. The Old Men And The Sea Relay by Don Baker, Dr. Bill Spore, Dave Radcliffe, Graham Johnston, Bob Best, Bob Beach, Norm Stupfel (U.S.A.) Catalina Cruisers
20. The Deep Enders by Jim McConica, Tom Ball, John Chung, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, Stacey Warmuth (U.S.A.) San Nicholas Channelers
21. Theodore Yach (South Africa) Robben Island Swimmer
22. Trent Theroux (U.S.A.) Comeback Circumnavigation
23. Wendy Trehiou (Jersey) Saint Malo to Jersey
2015 WOWSA Award Nomination
Wilimovsky's 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year nomination reads as follows:
Jordan Wilimovsky (U.S.A.) Olympian & World Champion
Jordan Wilimovsky is as unlikely a world champion as he is a likely one. With a technically and strategically brilliant performance at the FINA World Championships, he won the 10 km marathon swim and become the first male swimmer to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. A man of slender build, he competes against athletes much larger and seemingly stronger than himself. But his quiet resolve, his voracious hunger for hard work, his relentless focus on technique, and his tremendous leg strength have helped him develop into the Olympic pre-race favorite in the 10 km marathon swim. For his outstanding technical skills, for his off-the-charts navigational IQ, and for his gradual improvement to become a world champion and Olympic gold medal favorite, Jordan Wilimovsky's dominating performance to win the world title in the 10 km marathon swim in Kazan, Russia is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.
2016 Rio Olympics 10 km Marathon Swim Results
1. Ferry Weertman, NED 1:52:59.8
2. Spyridon Gianniotis, GRE 1:52:59.8
3. Marc-Antoine Daniel Frede Olivier, FRA 1:53:02.0
4. Lijun Zu, CHN 1:53:02.0
5. Jordan Wilimovsky, USA 1:53:03.2
6. Simone Ruffini, ITA 1:53:03.5
7. Federico Vanelli, ITA 1:53:03.9
8. Yasunari Hirai, JPN 1:53:04.6
9. Christian Reichert, GER 1:53:04.7
10. Chad Ho, RSA 1:53:04.8
11. Evgenii Drattcev, RUS 1:53:04.8
12. Ous Mellouli, TUN 1:53:06.1
13. Mark Papp, HUN 1:53:11.7
14. Ventsislav Aydaski, BUL 1:53:16.1
15. Ivan Enderica Ochoa, ECU 1:53:16.2
16. Richard Weinberger, CAN 1:53:16.4
17. Allan Do Carmo, BRA 1:53:16.4
18. Kane Rae Francis Radford, NZL 1:53:18.7
19. Richard Nagy, SVK 1:53:35.4
20. Jarrod Poort, AUS 1:53:40.7
21. Erwin Maldonado, VEN 1:54:33.6
22. Marwan Ahmed Aly Morsy Elamrawy, EGY 1:59:17.2
DSQ Sean Ryan, USA
DSQ Vitaliy Khudyakov, KAZ (Asia)
DSQ Jack Burnell, GBR
Interview by Sam Kendricks after Jordan Wilimovsky won the 10 km marathon swim at the 2018 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Tempe Town Lake, Arizona
Haley Anderson, Jordan Wilimovsky, Ashley Twichell, and Michael Brinegar finished 3rd in the 5 km Mixed Relay race at the 2019 FINA World Championships in 53:59.00 on 18 July 2019in Gwangju, South Korea.
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