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Open water


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 November 1991
178 cm
68 kg
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Higher education
Communications - University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming when she at around age five on the Livermore Valley Tennis Club summer league swim team.
Club / Team
Trojan Swim Club: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Name of coach
Dave Salo [club]; Catherine Vogt [national]

General Interest

Reading Harry Potter books and watching Harry Potter films. (, 08 Nov 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I have always enjoyed swimming. Yes, I complain here and there, but I see the big picture and enjoy it, and there's no place I'd rather be than in the pool." (, 08 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
She won the 2014 Golden Goggle Perseverance Award after winning a gold medal at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships after her event was switched from Australia to Hawaii. She shared the award with male swimmer, Andrew Gemmell. (, 24 Nov 2014)

She was named USA Swimming's Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year in 2013 and 2015. (, 15 Sep 2013;, 05 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
Her sister Alyssa Anderson won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay. Her mother Colette swam for the University of Hawaii. Her brother Jordan has swam for the University of Utah. (, 08 Nov 2016; USA Swimming, 18 Jan 2013)
Other information
She became the first US swimmer to win a medal in open water swimming at the Olympic Games when she won silver in the 10km event at the 2012 edition in London. (, 22 May 2018)