The daughter of two-time Olympic silver medallist Sandy Goss, Kennedy Goss was born on August 19, 1996.
2015 FINA World Championships
In 2015 she made her debut at the FINA World Championships, anchoring the 4x200m freestyle relay. She had qualified for the national team with her third place finish in the 200m freestyle at the 2015 Canadian Trials.
2016 Rio Olympics
Swimming in the heats of the 4x200m freestyle relay, Goss was awarded a bronze medal when the team won third in the finals of the event. That made Kennedy and her Dad, Sandy, the first father-daughter combo to win medals at the Olympics.
Goss was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Big Ten Newcomer of the Year, First Team All-Conference and two-time All-American in the 200 freestyle and 4×200 freestyle relay. Her 4X200 Free Relay captured the Gold and set a conference record.
Goss earned five All-American honors her Sophomore year at the NCAA Championships. She finished third in the 200 Back (1:50.37), eighth in the 200 Free (1:44.75), 12th in the 500 Free (4:40.35), and she was part of the seventh place 4X100 Medley Relay, and eighth place 4X200 Free Relay.
Goss improved her 2016 NCAA performance by finishing third in the 500 free with a time of 4:35.13, just out-touching Mallory Comeford by .03. Goss and her follow Hoosier 400 Medley relay team finished 5th, with Goss splitting 52.77 in the lead off backstroke swim. In the 200 Back, Goss finished 7th with a time of 1:50.62.