Courtesy of USA Swimming, Castaic Lake, California.

Of the top 20 finishers, 12 women were foreign visitors to this past weekend’s USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships at Castaic Lake in Southern California.

But the race also solidified the dominance of Haley Anderson and Ashley Twichell among the American women.

While Anderson swam strategically and sprinted well to beat a pair of top Italians in Sunday’s 5 km race (Rachele Bruni and Arianna Bridi), Twichell swam exceedingly strong in last Friday’s 10 km race over second-place Anderson. The pair will go on to Hungary this summer to represent the USA in the 2017 FINA World Championships. They will not only face each other again for the innumerable time in their pool and open water swimming career, but will also be able to see where they stand among the world’s best in Lake Balaton.

On the domestic side, Anderson’s Trojan Swim Club teammate Becca Mann finished as the third American in both the 5 km and 10 km races. In both events, Mann was in the lead pack and just barely missed out on capturing a spot in the world championship 5 km and 10 km races – leaving her the option to represent her home country in the 25 km.

Official Results:

1. Haley Anderson 1:01:52.23

2. Rachele Bruni (Italy) 1:01:53.80

3. Arianna Bridi (Italy) 1:01:55.06

4. Ashley Twichell 1:05:55.87

5. Becca Mann 1:01:57.36

6. Martina De Memme (Italy) 1:01:58.22

7. Kareena Lee (Australia) 1:02:12.31

8. Alice Dearing (Great Britain) 1:02:12.77
9. Joy Field 1:02:13.81

10. Danielle Huskisson (Great Britain) 1:02:14.20

11. Samantha Arevalo (Ecuador) 1:02:19.19

12. Stephanie Horner (Canada) 1:02:21.32

13. Barbara Pozzobon (Italy) 1:02:22.79

14. Isabella Rongione (Italy) 1:02:22.83

15. Eva Fabian 1:02:22.86

16. Alice Franco (Italy) 1:02:23.00

17. Kensey McMahon 1:02:34.73

18. Katy Campbell 1:03:23.37

19. Cathryn Salladin 1:03:24.00

20. Jade Dusablon (Canada) 1:03:35.77

21. Heidi George 1:03:43.94
22. Breanne Siwicki (Canada) 1:04:23.99
23. Chase Travis 1:04:35.24
24. Gabrielle Kopenski 1:04:41.48
25. Erica Sullivan 1:04:57.57
26. Bayley Frierson 1:05:01.18
27. Caitlin Daday 1:05:02.37
28. Ashlyn Fiorilli 1:05:05.79
29. Mackenzie Arens 1:05:10.62
30. Sara Wanasek 1:05:14.89
31. Hayley Hill 1:05:16.45
32. Hanna Huston 1:05:18.08
33. Reese Lamph 1:05:31.92
34. Jordan Anderson 1:05:33.18
35. Kat Wickham 1:05:33.21
36. Rocky Laabs 1:05:34.61
37. Kaitlynn Sims 1:05:38.18
38. Eliot Kennedy 1:05:40.53
39. Mckenzee Gordon 1:06:16.09
40. Mariah Denigan 1:06:20.31
41. Sarah Nowaski 1:06:21.42
42. Sam Milewski 1:06:22.73
43. Abbey Erwin 1:06:25.52
44. Victoria McCullough 1:06:27.94
45. Morgan Johnson 1:06:28.74
46. Mary Margaret Banick 1:06:30.18
47. Claire Therien 1:06:30.41
DNF Sidney Kennedy

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