North Vancouver swimmer charges into open water – North Shore News

Chena’s Raben Dommann scores three medals at Pan Am Championships

Winning swim races in a pool takes a lot of skill and strength, but the competition gets a little murkier when swimmers leave the lanes and venture out into open water to race elbow to elbow (and sometimes elbow to ribs, or foot to face).

North Vancouver’s Raben Dommann has learned all about the open water world while becoming one of the country’s top junior racers. The Chena Swim Club member recently returned home from the 2017 UANA Pan American Open Water Swimming Championships where he won one gold medal and two silver medals in the junior category and finished fourth in an open men’s race featuring some of the best open-water swimmers from North, Central and South America.

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