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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Haley Anderson's Arena

Photo courtesy of Team USA.

Haley Anderson's current arena is the open water, but her roots were competitive swimming. The former NCAA champion was recently nominated by USA Swimming for two awards for its annual Golden Goggles Awards.

She is nominated along with the pool swimming heroines of USA Swimming: Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin who are similarly nominated for the Golden Goggle Athlete and Race of the Year awards.

Ledecky and Franklin have combined to win every Female Athlete of the Year award since 2011.

Online Golden Goggles voting is available here through November 13th. A percentage of the online fan vote will count toward the final balloting. The Golden Goggle Awards are November 22nd in Los Angeles.

Female Race of the Year (all World Championships finals)
*Haley Anderson’s open water 5 km: Gold by 1.4 seconds
*Katie Ledecky’s 200m free: Gold by 0.16 of a second in come-from-behind fashion
*Katie Ledecky’s 800m free: Gold in world-record time, lowering her mark by 3.61 seconds and winning by 10.26 seconds
*Katie Ledecky’s 1500m free: Gold in world-record time, lowering her mark by 2.33 seconds and winning by 14.66 seconds

Female Athlete of the Year
*Haley Anderson: World champion, open water 5 km
*Missy Franklin: World silver medalist, 200m back. World bronze medalist, 200m free. Three Worlds relay medals
*Katie Ledecky: World champion, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m freestyles. One Worlds relay gold medal

To vote, visit here.

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