: 10-kilometer open water swim
: Granite Bay
Born Nov. 20, 1991, in Santa Clara, Anderson attended Granite Bay High School. A versatile swimmer, Anderson's specialty is open water, and in the Olympics she will swim the 10 kilometer race
, the only American in that event. Haley is from a swimming family
, and her sister Alyssa, an Arizona senior, qualified to swim the 800 freestyle relay in London. Haley Anderson is a junior at USC. "To qualify for the London Olympics is amazing, I'm speechless," Anderson said. "I called my dad after the race and said 'I did it.' But that was about all I can get out of my mouth."
: In perhaps the greatest performance of her career, Anderson won the silver medal in the 10K marathon
, finishing .4 seconds behind winner Eva Risztov of Russia, whose time of 1 hour, 57 minutes, 38.2 seconds barely eclipsed Anderson's 1:57:38.6 in the open-water competition at London's Hyde Park. Anderson joins as a medalist her sister Alyssa, who was part of the U.S. team that won the 800 meter relay gold medal.