Video images of the final 500 meters of the race from on the water and aerial drone are courtesy of Take It Live Productions and USA Swimming. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The pace could not have been faster over the last 1 km, but it was Becca Mann who came out on top as she touched out Haley Anderson to win the 2015 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships.

Ashley Twichell and Emily Brunemann followed in third and fourth respectively.



She talks about her strategy. “That was not my strategy. I wanted to stay in the top pack for the first 2 loops. But I was trying to keep up on my own.

I was not trying to think about it. I just tried to go. I was pretty happy as it turns out. I had a little let to go. Around the last turn buoy, I had a little bit left. I am super excited. I always like Worlds [Championships]. I am already there for the pool team, so I will be at there [at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia] for about a month.”




Final Results:
1. Becca Mann (North Baltimore Aquatic Club, age 17) 2:02:38.344
2. Haley Anderson (Trojan Swim Club, 23) 2:02:38.709
3. Ashley Twichell (Triangle Aquatics Club Titans, 25) 2:02:39.903
4. Emily Brunemann (Club Wolverine, 28) 2:02:45.022
5. Eva Fabian (Greenwood Swimming, 21) 2:03:34.450
6. Tristan Baxter (Trojan Swim Club, 23) 2:03:55.685
7. Christine Jennings (RallySport Aquatic Club, 27) 2:03:59.188
8. Stephanie Peacock (Mission Viejo Nadadores, 22) 2:04:03.492
9. Lindsay Vrooman (Badger Swim Club, 23) 2:05:48.949
10. Isabella Rongione (Nation’s Capital Swim Club, 15) 2:06:06.840
11. Katy Campbell(Unattached) 2:06:50.887
12. Taylor Pike (Razorback Aquatic Club Aquahaw, 15) 2:06:53.798
13. Chenoa Devine (Davis Arden Racing Team, 16) 2:06:54.019
14. Erin Emery (Sandpipers Of Nevada, 17) 2:07:22.801
15. Regan Kology (Unattached, 18) 2:07:27.047
16. Kaitlin Pawlowicz(Nation’s Capital Swim Club, 22) 2:07:27.393
17. Cailley Silbert (Unattached, 19) 2:08:02.345
18. Summer Finke (Saint Petersburg Aquatics, 18) 2:08:13.325
19. Maddie Runge (North Baltimore Aquatic Club, 16) 2:10:07.394
20. Megan Byrnes (Nation’s Capital Swim Club, 16) 2:10:27.780
21. Chelsie Miller (University of Kansas, 21) 2:11:11.856
22. Gillian Caverly (Team Santa Monica, 14) 2:12:08.935
23. Erica Sullivan (Sandpipers Of Nevada, 14) 2:13:31.271
24. Sinead Eksteen (Nation’s Capital Swim Club, 14) 2:13:34.217
25. Allie Fogleman (Conejo Simi Swim Club, 17) 2:15:22.866
26. Caitlin Daday (Villanova University, 19) 2:21:22.211
27. Kaitlynn Sims (Magnolia Aquatic Club, 14) 2:22:59.542
OTL Grace Ferry (Dynamo Swim Club, 17)
DNF Casey Francis, Casey (Unattached, 20)

The men’s results are posted here.

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