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Avon’s Madison Kennedy talks about upcoming races, weddings

Avon native Madison Kennedy is always an energetic interview. There are plenty of smiles and interesting conversation. She spoke with SwimSwam after Friday’s 50 meter freestyle final at the Arena Pro Series in Mesa, Arizona. Kennedy finished second with a time of 24.99 seconds – her fastest time of the season. She finished behind OlympicContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy takes second in 50 free at Arena Pro Series in Mesa behind Manuel

MESA, Arizona, April 14 – Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel took the lead from the start and won the women’s 50 meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Series event in Mesa Friday, beating Avon’s Madison Kennedy by 0.33 of a second. Manuel, who won a gold medal in the 100 freestyle, won the race inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy takes third in 50 free at Arena Pro Series in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Avon native Madison Kennedy won a bronze medal in the 50 meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis on Friday night. Kennedy, 29, finished third in the 50 free with a time of 25.16 seconds, a time that was 0.19 behind China’s Zhu Menghui, 17, who won the race withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy takes bronze in 50 free at world championships

AVON, Dec. 11 – Avon swimmer Madison Kennedy won her first individual medal at the FINA short course world championships Sunday night by finishing third in the 50 meter freestyle at the WFCU Center in Windsor, Ontario. Ranomi Kromowidjojo, a three-time Olympian from the Netherlands, won the 50 free at the short course world championships forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Kennedy earns second world championship gold medal in 4×100 relay

AVON, Dec. 7 — Avon swimmer Madison Kennedy has earned her second world championship medal. Kennedy swam for the United States Tuesday night on the winning 4×100 women’s freestyle relay earn at the FINA World Championships (25m). The Americans won a gold medal with a winning time of 3:28.82 at the WFCU Centre here inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy’s bid for spot on U.S. Olympic Team falls just 0.15 of a second short

The U.S. Olympic swimming trials are a festival of light, music and competition where some of the best swimmers in the world have churned through the water over the past week here in Omaha, Nebraska, to try and earn a coveted spot on the American Olympic team. It’s not for the faint of heart. HundredsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy earns spot in 50 free final at U.S. Olympic Trials

Avon’s Madison Kennedy will have an opportunity Sunday night to swim for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Kennedy advanced from Saturday’s semifinals here in Omaha, Nebraska, with a career-best time of 24.39 seconds and will be the No. 2 seed in the final behind 19-year-old Abbey Weitzel, who finished just ahead of KennedyContinue 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