Haley Anderson

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Haley Anderson
Personal information
Full name Haley Danita Anderson
Nationality  United States
Born (1991-11-20) November 20, 1991 (age 22)
Santa Clara, California
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Sierra Marlins Swim Team
College team University of Southern California

Haley Danita Anderson (born November 20, 1991) is an American college and international swimmer who is an Olympic silver medalist. She placed second in the 10-kilometer open water event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal[edit]

Anderson's older sister, Alyssa, is a swimmer at Arizona. Both sisters competed at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships.

Anderson swims for the University of Southern California.

Career[edit]

At the 2009 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Anderson placed first in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter freestyle events.

At the 2009 USA Nationals and World Championship Trials, Anderson placed second in the 800-meter freestyle in 8:31.66, earning a place to compete at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome.[1][2] At the World Championships, Anderson placed 28th in the 800-meter freestyle (8:45.91) and ninth in the 1,500-meter freestyle (16:20.62).[3][4]

In June 2012, Anderson qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics by placing first at the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier in Setubal in the 10-kilometer open water event. Anderson later competed at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in the hopes of also competing in the pool but narrowly missed the team by finishing third in the 800-meter freestyle. She also competed in the 400-meter individual medley and placed eighth in the final.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Anderson earned a silver medal by placing second in the 10-kilometer marathon event, finishing four tenths (0.40) of a second behind the winner, Éva Risztov of Hungary, over the 6.2 miles of the event.[5] Her sister Alyssa earned a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics as a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

At the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona in 2013, Anderson won the gold medal in the 5-kilometer open water competition.[6]

Personal bests (long course)[edit]

Event Time Date
800 m freestyle 8:26.60 July 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Haley Anderson – National Team swimmer profile at USASwimming.org
  • Haley Anderson – University of Southern California athlete profile at USCTrojans.com