USA Swimming Introduces 2016 Olympic Team: Haley Anderson

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Open water veteran Haley Anderson will compete in the 10K next month. Despite returning to her second Games, Anderson still considers herself to be shy, and has appreciated the welcoming attitude of the team.

Anderson’s father never swam, and she shares some of his post-race compliments in the USA Swimming video announcing her as a part of the Team. Meanwhile, she reveals that her mother gets too nervous to even watch her race.

The 24 year old also talks about when she first started to think of herself as being a promising swimmer and began to see success in the sport.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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