Biography:

The daughter of two-time Olympic silver medallist Sandy Goss, Kennedy Goss is starting to make her own mark as an elite swimmer. At Rio 2016 she swam in the heats of the 4x200m freestyle relay, which went on to win the bronze medal. That made the Gosses Canada’s first father-daughter combo of Olympic medallists. 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. Competing for the Indiana Hoosiers, Goss had an extremely successful first NCAA season in 2014-15, being 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. She was also part of the Big Ten Champion 4×200 freestyle relay that set a conference record. At the 2013 Canada Games, Goss walked away with seven medals, including five gold (200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay) and two bronze (100m freestyle, 50m backstroke).

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Sandy and Judy Goss… Older brother Riley… Lists her father, who won 4x100m medley relay silver at Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988, as her role model… Getting into the Sport: Began swimming at age 8 because she loved the water… Outside Interests: Sophomore at Indiana University, studying psychology… Enjoys watching Netflix and playing other sports… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Kenny G… Always travels with peanut butter… Favourite quote: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen” – Michael Jordan…