Harvard's Alex Meyer Wins 10K National Championship, Qualifies for Worlds

Alex Meyer won the 2013 USA Swimming National Open Water 10K Championship, after the Harvard University graduate tracked down Sean Ryan in the Castaic Lake, California race.

Meyer swam a smart, patient race, waiting to make his move until the final 100 meters to capture a spot in the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.

The 24 year old was the only American to swim in the 10K event at the 2012 London Olympics, earning a Top 10 finish in the strong field, after rehabbing from a broken collarbone.

Coach Tim Murphy trains open water swimmer Alex Meyer in the Elite Endless Pool at Harvard University
With no flip turns and an up-close view of every stroke, the Elite Endless Pool makes it easier for Coach Tim Murphy to train open water swimmer Alex Meyer for the World Championship. This Elite model, installed on the Harvard University pool deck, is more convenient than their alternative site: Walden Pond, nearly 14 miles away.

After finishing fourth at the 2011 World Championships, a now healthy and hungry Meyer is primed to make an even bigger splash on the world scene in 2013.

Meyer, who continues his close ties to the Crimson program, swims under the coaching of Harvard’s Tim Murphy and regularly trains in Walden Pond as well as in Harvard’s Endless Pool Elite.

The swimming workout Meyer receives in the Endless Pool provides him the chance to refine his technique while getting an open water feel, as he can swim miles without having to worry about flip turns and vary his pace with the adjustable swim current.

Murphy, who leads Harvard's Mens Swimming and Diving Team, uses the Elite Pool to build a solid stroke foundation with his swimmers and build their skill sets through the use of underwater cameras and the instant feedback he can provide.

With the growing popularity of Endless Pools in the college ranks, teams such as Dartmouth, Louisville, Auburn, and Indiana are realizing the benefits of making quick, real-time improvement with the unmatched technology of the Elite Endless Pool.

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