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Friday, April 24, 2015

2 km Towards The 2016 Rio Olympics

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Haley Anderson wants to return to the Olympics after her silver medal performance at the 2012 London Games. After the first 2 km at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in perfectly flat, warm waters in Miramar Lake in Fort Myers, Florida, she is swimming in the lead comfortably in command.

But long-time rivals Eva Fabian, Ashley Twichell, Emily Brunemann and Stephanie Peacock are right on her heels during the first loop. A pack of 5-6 are hanging onto Anderson's strong pace, but the race will undoubtedly take all kinds of twists and turns over the last 8 km.

With play-by-play action brought by Dave Thomas with color commentary from Sam Kendricks, USA Swimming is live streaming the event at USASwimming.org, live starting at 8 am New York time.

But not surprisingly Tristin Baxter, Becca Mann and Christine Jennings are far back in the pack, still bidding their time to make a move towards the front.

Photo is from the 2014 USA Swimming National Championship event in Castaic Lake, California. Final race result is posted here.

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