Ashley Twichell (USA) – World Open Water Swimming Association



Ashley Grace Twichell (born June 16, 1989) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in long-distance freestyle and open-water events. She qualified to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics representing the United States in the 10 kilometer open water swim.

She teamed with Andrew Gemmell of the University of Georgia and Michigan University’s Sean Ryan to record a time of 56:00.6, winning the gold medal at the 5 km Mixed Relay Event at the 2011 FINA World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, China. Twichell also earned the bronze medal in the women’s 5K event at the World Championships in a tight race. It was her first international competition. She won the grid race at the 2012 King and Queen of the Sea competition and the 2012 Queen of the Sea race, both televised nationwide by TV Globo, on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Date of Birth
16 Jun 1989

Height (cm)


City and Country Of Residence
Cary NC, United States

Languages Spoken

Name Of Coach
Catherine Kase, Bill Rose

Tokyo 2020: Olympic Marathon Swim Predictions - Ashley Twichell (USA)

WOWSA Olympic Gold Raffle Sponsored by Orca

To celebrate the fastest 50 open water swimmers competing at the Olympic Games in Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Bay, we’ve partnered with Orca to bring you profiles and predictions of each of these incredible athletes. Pick your favorite to win gold in the men’s & women’s division and be entered to win something of your own…

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2020 Tokyo Olympic Male Finalists

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2020 Tokyo Olympic Female Finalists

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The Prizes


Gold – TRN Wetsuit

The TRN wetsuit is the ideal option for people who are taking their first steps in the world of open water. This wetsuit offers a mix of buoyancy and flexibility, which will make you feel comfortable and safe in your first sessions in the water.


Silver – Open Water Backpack

The Openwater Backpack is ideal for transporting all your equipment to your outdoor and open water swimming outings. It has different compartments for you to organize your equipment. One is waterproof so you can store your swimming gear after using it.


Bronze – Safety Buoy & Killa 180º Goggles

The new safety buoy will make you visible while swimming and offers a waterproof compartment to store your belongings while swimming. The Killa 180º Goggles provides ergonomic comfort and speed through the water whether training or racing.


The Forever Swim

Dear Friends,

My new book, The Forever Swim, is now available and I am honored to giveaway 10 signed copies to lucky raffle winners. In it I tell the story of how I completed the Oceans Seven, but also how I, a hyperactive overweight boy from Mexico City, would chase an Olympic dream, attend Stanford, and wade into the tangled web of Mexican politics. The Forever Swim reminds readers that no dream, however bold, is ever out of reach, as long as we are willing to chase it down with relentless discipline and joy.

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