Skip Kenney Inducted Into International Swimming Hall Of Fame
May 7, 2004
Fort Lauderdale, Fl. - Stanford head men's swimming coach Skip Kenney was one of eight individuals who was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2004. Joining Kenney are Italy's Giorgia Lamberti, Spain's Martin Lopez-Zubero, Russia's Denis Pankratov, USA's Becky Dyroen-Lancer, Yugoslavia's Zoran Yankovic, contributor Ross Wales and pioneer contributor Ralph Thomas.
Kenney coached the men's team at the 1996 Olympic Games after serving as the assistant coach of both the men's and women's teams at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. He was the assistant coach of the women's team at the 1994 World Championships and the head coach at the 1993 Pan Pacific Championships. He has coached 11 Olympic swimmers to 11 Olympic medals.
Kenney, a six-time NCAA Coach of the Year, has coached the Stanford men's swimming team since 1979, winning a total of seven NCAA titles during that time. He is a 16-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year who has led the Cardinal to a Pac-10 record 23 consecutive conference titles. Kenney has coached a total of 96 All-Americans to 798 All-America honors and developed 65 NCAA Champions during his tenure on The Farm.