Colin Kennedy of the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Team (FLEET) was named the 2021 Age Group Coach of the Year by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) and Fitter and Faster.
The award is based on USA Swimming’s National Rankings for 12&Under swimmers and bonus points are given for #1 rankings, the number of different swimmers ranked, and the number of total rankings. Kennedy was one of the 50 finalists named in July.
He has won the title LSC Age Group Coach of the Year twice, in 2012 for Ozark Swimming and in 2017 for Gulf Swimming. Most recently, he helped FLEET earn the Bill Nixon Team Sportsmanship award in 2021 and the Allen Salinas Gulf Team Sportsmanship award twice.
Kennedy was the head age group coach of the Flyers Aquatic Swim Team, national prep coach and then head coach for Parkway Swim Club before he joined FLEET.
Overall, swimmers have had at least 73 individual USA Swimming Top 20 swims (43 of which were Top 10) and 37 Top 20 relay rankings.
FLEET Swimming is a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club based out of Cypress, Texas. The team recently hired Jaimie Lewis as their new head coach.