Waynesboro Y swimmer impresses in world championships

Waynesboro Family Y/SMAC swimmer Jessie Arnold finished an impressive 11th in the FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championship on Friday.

Arnold, 15, a rising sophomore at Spotswood High School, finished the 5K course in Welland, Ontario, in 1:00:39.9, 34.3 seconds off the winning time of Michelle Weber of Russia.

Arnold was one of two swimmers representing Team USA in the 14- to 16-year-old girls division.

More than 130 male and female swimmers from 31 countries took part in the event.

Pictured, from left to right, are Nicholas Norman and Brendan Casey, who finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 14-16 boys race, Regan Kology and Jessie Arnold.

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