Haley Anderson (USA) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Haley
ANDERSON

About

Haley Anderson (born 20 November 1991) is a 27-year-old American competitive swimmer from Granite Bay, California, United States. She is a NCAA champion in the 500-yard freestyle and the 2012 silver medalist in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim.

Haley Anderson’s road from swimming in lakes for fun in northern California to just missing out on a gold medal by 4 tenths of a second at the 2012 London Olympics was filled years of hard work punctuated with infectious joy and humble appreciation for all her opportunities. With a permanent smile on her expressive face, Anderson stood on the starting pontoon at the Olympics with confidence and boundless joy. Nerves and pressure were not part of the package. She embodies the purity of sport: she prepared well, believed in herself, raced fairly, and enjoyed the competition. With a fundamental sweetness and DNA shaped by a well-grounded swimming family, the Olympic medalist is a role model and the ideal teammate whose escalation to the highest echelon in elite open water swimming was rocket-like. For her silver medal performance on the sport’s most pressure-packed stage, for her sense of sportsmanship, for her tremendous growth and improvement throughout this Olympic year.

Date of Birth
20 Nov 1991

Height (cm)
178

Gender
Female

City and Country Of Residence
California, United States

Languages Spoken
English

Name Of Coach
Catherine Vogt

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2020 Tokyo Olympic Male Finalists

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The Prizes

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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