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Kennedy begins qualifying in 50 free Saturday at Olympic Trials

Avon’s Madison Kennedy hits the water today in her signature event – the 50 meter freestyle — at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Qualifying begins at 11 a.m. The top 16 qualifiers advance to the semifinals on Saturday night, which will be broadcast live on NBCSN. The top eight from the semifinalsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Despite best-ever time in the 100, Kennedy misses out on final at Olympic trials

Avon swimmer Madison Kennedy swam the two fastest times of her career in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials Thursday here in Omaha, Nebraska. But it wasn’t good enough to get her in Friday night’s final. Kennedy finished ninth with a career-best time of 54.18 seconds but only the top eight can swim inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy swims in 100 meters Thursday at U.S. Olympic Trials

Avon’s Madison Kennedy begins competition in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Thursday morning in Omaha, Nebraska, when she swims in the 100 meter freestyle preliminaries. Competition begins at 11 a.m. The top 16 swimmers advance to Thursday night’s semifinals, which will be the second event of the evening session that begins at 7 p.m. TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Kennedy set to swim at Olympic Trials this week in 50, 100 freestyle

Later this week, Avon’s Madison Kennedy will be swimming at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, in search of a spot in the U.S. Olympic swimming team. It’s tough competition. These are international-level swimmers. Some have raced in the Olympics before. Others have raced at the world championships. Only the top two swimmers inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Is Avon native Madison Kennedy on the cusp of a berth on the Olympic team?

In about two weeks, Avon native Madison Kennedy will be competing at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska for the third time. In 2008, she was thrilled simply to be there. Four years ago in 2012, she swam her best times (to that point in her career) in the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meterContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy takes fifth in 100 free with her 2nd fastest time in the event

CHARLOTTE, May 15 – Avon swimmer Madison Kennedy is one of the top contenders to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic team in the 50-meter freestyle. She has the top American time in the world this year in the 50 free and the seventh fastest time in the world. The U.S. Olympic Trials will be theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Another top 10 time as Kennedy finishes second in 50 free at Arena Pro Series

CHARLOTTE, May 14 – Avon’s Madison Kennedy continues to drive strongly toward a berth on the U.S. Olympic team in swimming. The U.S. trials aren’t for another six weeks at the end of June in Omaha, Nebraska but Kennedy continues to swim well. Kennedy was the top American in the 50 meter freestyle at Saturday’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy continues to grow in swimming and prepare for U.S. Olympic trials

In 2012, Avon’s Madison Kennedy just missed on qualifying for the U.S. Olympic swimming team. Since then, she has gained valuable international experience and has grown as a swimmer. She won a silver medal at the 2014 Pan American Games in the 400 meter freestyle relay, she won three medals at the short course (50Continue Reading

With career-best time, Kennedy wins 50 free in Arena Pro Series for 2nd time

The wind may have helped a bit but that didn’t bother Avon’s Madison Kennedy at all. Kennedy won her second straight 50 meter freestyle in the Arena Pro Series Friday night in Mesa, Arizona, with a career-low time of 24.45 seconds. In March, Kennedy won her first-ever Arena Pro Series event in Orlando in 24.71 secondsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Record crowd watches American women dismantle Columbia, 7-0

EAST HARTFORD, April 6 – The U.S. women’s soccer national team continued their preparations for this August’s Olympic Games in Brazil with a dominating 7-0 win over Columbia on a chilly night in front a record crowd of 21,792 fans at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. It was 47 degrees at kickoff and there was snowContinue ReadingContinue Reading