Legendary swim coach Skip Kenney to retire

Skip Kenney

One of the most respected coaches in the world of swimming, SKIP KENNEY, Stanford’s Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming, announced his retirement following 33 years at the helm of the Cardinal program.

Kenney will coach the Cardinal through the U.S. Trials, ending July 2.

“Who would have ever have thought it? I grew up in California and in Fresno, went to Long Beach State, and Stanford was always the big name,” said Kenney. “We exceeded all levels of expectation. The kind of people you get to work with here, the athletes that come through here. You pinch yourself when you are really here. It’s just unbelievable.”

“Coach Kenney is one of the iconic figures in college swimming and he has had a profound impact in shaping the lives of hundreds of young men,” said BOB BOWLSBY, the university’s Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics. “Skip has always been a coach that put the team first, and in doing so he has taught lifetime lessons about how to weave the fabric of a high-achieving organization. The Stanford Men’s Swimming Program under Coach Kenney’s guidance has established many standards that will never be equaled in the PAC 12 or nationally.”

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