Amanda Kendall on Keeping Things Fresh: “It’s all Coley” (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • Pro Swim Series Record: Sarah Sjostrom, 56.38, Austin 2016
  1. GOLD: Amanda Kendall, 58.29
  2. SILVER: Zhang Yufei, 58.39
  3. BRONZE: Rebecca Smith, 58.72

Amanda Kendall used her front-end speed to take the early lead in 26.84. Zhang Yufei chased after her down the final stretch, but Kendall was able to hold her off by a tenth to win it in 58.29. Canadian junior star Rebecca Smithjoined them under 59 seconds for the bronze. Regan Smith, another junior standout, was in the mix up front, but faded slightly on the back half to finish 6th in 59.20 behind Alys Thomas (59.09) and Hellen Moffitt (59.16).

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Yes, any coach that day in and day out gives swimmers 7k of “nothing” or “boring stuff” needs to reconsider their profession but why can’t she say that CS’s style/Indiana’s program is a great fit for “me.” I don’t think any of the better programs in the US do ANY yardage that goes unexplained or unaccounted for so I just reject the entire premise of “garbage yardage” vs every stroke/every detail matters programs/coaches. The strongest coaches in the US and abroad provide a balance of workouts designed for the specific set of swimmers they have and those swimmers’ particular needs.


Where was she training before?

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