None of the people I follow ended up winning the JAX 50, but the men’s winner is of interest anyway. He is also responsible for Trinidad and Tobago’s first medal for swimming. (in the 2004 Olympics). George Bovell is actually a native to America, but represented those tropical nations in the Olympics. This really piques my curiosity. Does it matter which nation you represent in the Olympics, or just that you go there?
You can catch the winning races as well as some of the qualifying heats here
FYI: For the women, Arlene Semeco finished in 5th place, and Arianna Vanderpool Wallace finished 4th. Kara Lynn Joyce beat Amanda Weir for $3,000 and the championship.
For the men, Cullen Jones finished 3rd, Sabir Muhammed, 5th.
cross posted at imswimming.net