Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

After winning her fourth career aQuellé Midmar Mile in South Africa (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018), Ashley Twichell returned home and continues to train and race well.

In Atlanta, Twichell broke 3-time Olympic gold medalist Brooke Bennett‘s 1500m record (16:15.58 from 1995) at the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series competition with a 16:08.70 time. Twichell was pushed by Chile’s four-time Olympian Kristel Köbrich (16:11.09) and other American open water swimmers Erica Sullivan (16:38.40), Kensey McMahon (16:42.91), Kaitlynn Sims (16:42.98), and Chase Travis (16:48.04).

The upcoming summer season in the U.S. looks to be fast with 5 of the top 6 1500m pool swimmers in Atlanta also competing in 5 km and 10 km races on the national and international levels.

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