March 17, 2007
Melbourne, Australia - The 2007 FINA World Championship Open Water Swimming events were held at St Kilda Beach in Australia. UCSB assistant coach Mark Warkentin represented the USA and finished 17th in the 5k open water swim. His finishing time was 57.39.5, 49.5 seconds back from the winner Thomas Lurz of Germany. Warkentin will swim the 10K on March 21, 2007.