Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
Ashley Twichell qualified for the U.S. Open Water National team with a sixth place finish in the Women’s 10K event at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships at Castaic Lake, California this weekend.
The 2014 10K winner of the inaugural Crippen Cup and 2013 10K gold medalist at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, Ashley trains on the professional swim team sponsored by Raleigh, North Carolina wearable technology company SEAL Innovation, Inc.
“Ashley’s hard work has paid off,” said John Payne, SEAL Innovation Team coach. “I’m excited that she has made the U.S. Open Water National Team, and looking forward to her taking the next step toward her goals,” he added.
Also successful this weekend, Ashley’s SEAL Innovation team member Alex Meyer finished first and tied for third in the 5K and 10K events, respectively.
Ashley, Alex and their SEAL teammates Charlie Houchin and Chloe Sutton have their sights set on qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. The team trains at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, North Carolina. Learn more about the athletes or follow their Twitter feed at their new website http://www.sealinnovationteam.com.
About SEAL Innovation, Inc.
Creating an outstanding swimming experience with innovative wearable technologies to increase confidence and enhance safety, enjoyment and performance defines SEAL Innovation, Inc. The company created SEAL SwimSafe™ for swimmers of all ages. If it detects a swimmer in potential distress, the SEAL band worn by the swimmer triggers a high intensity visible, audible, and vibrating alarm so that rescue can begin quickly. The SEAL SwimSafe™ was designed to complement and improve parental and lifeguard vigilance; learning to swim; and facility safety design and management.