Angie

ANGELA KENNEDY

born 28 February 1976

Member of Telopea 1988 to 1994

Highest Achievement World Short Course Record - 50m Butterfly in a time of  26.93 broken in Canberra, Australia on 22 July 1993
Other Achievements 1992 - NSW Team Member to New Zealand
1993 - Australian Team Member to Noumea and United States
1993 - Australian World Cup Team Member to Hong Kong & China
1994 - Australian World Cup Team Member to Hong Kong & China
Where is she now? Angela moved with her family to Queensland at the end of 1994.  She went on to compete as a member of the Australian team at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 where she achieved a silver medal in the Womens 4x100m Medley Relay. She is now a member of the Yeronga Park Swimming Club in Queensland for whom she competed at the 2000 Olympic trials in Sydney.


See Rankings for Angela's achievements in the
Australian All Time Best Age Group Swimmers
Performances between 1990 and 1999 in 50m Pools

 

A touch of the past...............

Schweppes  ACT Female Sportstar of the Month
December 1993 and January 1994

"Swimming sensation Angela Kennedy headed the points in the NEC-AIS Sprint Meet at the AIS. She followed this up with 7 gold medals at a meet in Wagga and another 7 gold at an ACT meet. These achievements helped her gain selection in the Australian team to compete in the FINA World Cup Series in Hong Kong and Beijing.

In January, for the second month in succession, Angela won the Female Sportstar award for impressive performances in the World Cup Grand Prix Series (short course) in Hong Kong and Beijing. In Hong Kong Angela won the 50m Butterfly and also achieved two 2nds and three 3rds. In Beijing she again excelled in the 50m Butterfly, coming 2nd.

In August 1994, Angela won 11 gold medals in the NSW State Championships and 2 gold medals at the Canadian National Championships. Angela competed in the Grand Prix Series held in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney in October 1994 and was the highest money earner of the series."

Angela's coach, Peter Freney, also achieved ACT Sportstar Coach of the Month in January 1994.

At the ACT Sportstar of the Year Awards Night held at the end of 1994, Angela was one of 3 finalists for ACT Female Sportstar for 1994.

 

How Champions Do It...............

from Swimming Science Journal by Brent S. Rushall, San Diego University, USA

"Underwater kicking in butterfly was established well before Misty Hyman was encouraged to attempt it. Angela Kennedy and her coach Peter Freney of the Telopea Club in Australia had perfected an extremely effective underwater kick that propelled Kennedy to world records in 50 m short-course butterfly events. This writer recorded Kennedy achieving a velocity of 2.03 m/s performing her kick. She used that kick with effectiveness in backstroke and freestyle as well as butterfly events. "

Angela and her coach Peter Freney had been refining her underwater kick since 1991.

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