National Teams

Senior National Team

Kennedy Goss

  • Age 27
  • Height 172.72 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club Granite Gators
  • Coach Mike Westphal
  • Hometown Toronto, ON
  • Residence Bloomington, IN
  • Event 200 FR

National Team Highlights

Rio 2016 Olympic Games1

Kennedy’s Bio

  • At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Goss swam the anchor leg in the heats of the 4×200-m freestyle relay that later won a bronze medal.
  • Kennedy Goss finished seventh in the 100-m backstroke and eighth in the 400-m freestyle at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, Goss earned two silver medals in the 200-m backstroke and the 400-m freestyle. Her performance qualified her for the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo.
  • At the FISU Summer Universiade 2017 in Taipei, Goss earned herself a gold medal in the women’s 4×100-m freestyle relay as she took part in the morning session.
  • At the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Goss individually competed in two events, setting personal best times in both. She finished 9th in the 200-m backstroke and 10th in the 400-m freestyle.
  • At the same competition, Goss was a member of the 4×200-m freestyle relay, that along with her teammates Katerine Savard, Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak won a gold medal and set a new Canadian record.
  • At the 2016 Olympic & Para-swimming Trials in Toronto, Goss followed in her father Sandy’s footsteps, when she qualified for the Olympic team.
  • Goss finished 4th in the 200-m freestyle to earn a spot on the relay for Rio. She also came 3rd in the 400-m freestyle, and 3rd in the 200-m backstroke.
  • Goss took part in the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, where she was the anchor swimmer in the 11th-place 4×200-m freestyle relay with Katerine Savard, Alyson Ackman and Emily Overholt.
  • Goss made her first senior national team in 2015, earning a berth for the FINA World Championships in Russia.
  • She made the cut with a third place finish in the 200- m freestyle at the Team Canada Trials.
  • Indiana University psychology student completed the 2014 season with a double medal performance at the U.S. Short Course Swimming Championships.
  • That same year she was a member of the Canadian junior team at the Victoria Open in Australia.
  • In 2013, she was sixth in the 200-m freestyle and helped Canada to fourth overall in the country standings at the FINA World Junior Championships.
  • She had previously represented Canada at the 2011 North American Challenge Cup.
  • Outside of the pool this budding athlete is also a talented water skier and volleyball player.
  • Her mother Judy is a sport psychologist, and father Sandy is a former national team swimmer and Olympian for Canada.
  • Lists her father as her biggest sporting influence and his two Olympic medals as a constant inspiration.
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @kennedygoss
  • Instagram: @kennedygoss
  • Favourite Movie: Lion King
  • Favourite TV Show: Friends
  • Favourite Band: The Weeknd
  • Favourite Restaurant: McDonalds
  • Pre-race Meal: Pasta
  • Other Sports: Volleyball
  • Favourite Place to Visit: Japan

Kennedy’s Personal Bests

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100m Backstroke50mXXX Universiade
200m Backstroke50mCanadian Championships1
100m Freestyle50mOntario Summer Provincial Championships
200m Freestyle25mFINA: 13th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Freestyle Laps25mFINA: 13th World Short Course ChampionshipsRELAY
400m Freestyle25mFINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
200m Backstroke25mFINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
200m Freestyle Laps50mXXXI Olympic GamesRELAY
200m Freestyle50mCanadian Olympic Swimming Trials
400m Freestyle50mCanadian Olympic Swimming Trials
200m Medley50mOntario Provincial Championships
200m Butterfly50mOntario Provincial Championships
50m Freestyle50mCoupe Canada / Coupe Quebec 2014 (A Claude-Robillard)
800m Freestyle50mCoupe Canada / Coupe Quebec 2014 (A Claude-Robillard)
100m Butterfly50mGrand Prix
50m Backstroke25mThunderbolt Junior International
200m Medley25mThunderbolt Junior International
200m Butterfly25mThunderbolt Junior International
100m Medley25mCoupe Canada Cup
100m Freestyle Laps50mFINA: 4th World Junior ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Backstroke50mCanada Games
50m Freestyle Laps50mCanada GamesRELAY
50m Butterfly50mCoupe Canada / Coupe Quebec
400m Medley25mOntario Age Group Championships
100m Backstroke25mOntario Age Group Championships
50m Freestyle25mEastern Championships
1500m Freestyle25mA-B Meet
100m Freestyle25mYouth Cup
800m Freestyle25mYouth Cup
100m Butterfly25mFall Invitational
50m Butterfly25mNorac Fall Invitational
100m Breaststroke25mDowntown Fall Sprint
100m Breaststroke50mJohn Grootveld Officials Classic
50m Breaststroke50mJohn Grootveld Officials Classic
50m Freestyle Laps25mYouth CupRELAY
1500m Freestyle50mLC Jr. Provincial Championships
200m Breaststroke25mLisa Flood Christmas Classic
50m Butterfly Laps25mSwim InternationalRELAY
400m Medley50mAge Group International
50m Butterfly Laps50mDivision 1 Team ChampionshipsRELAY
100m Butterfly Laps25mYouth CupRELAY
100m Freestyle Laps25mYouth CupRELAY
100m Butterfly Laps50mOntario Junior Provincial ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Breaststroke25mLisa Flood Christmas Classic -
25m Backstroke25mNewmarket Stingrays Fall Invit
25m Butterfly25mNewmarket Stingrays Fall Invit
25m Freestyle25mNorac Fall Invitational
25m Breaststroke25mNorac Fall Invitational