August 16, 2011
BIG NEWS FOR MAKO SWIMMER
USA Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee has chosen LSU junior Amanda Kendall to represent our country in the 100-meter freestyle at the Pan America Games hosted in Guadalajara, Mexico, October 11-22, 2011. Kendall's selection was based off of her spectacular performance at US Nationals in Palo Alto, Calif., August 2-6, where she qualified for the championship final after posting a 100 free time of 55.30. She went on to finish seventh in the final round with a top-50 in the world and lifetime best of 55.08. The Pan American Games are held every four years the year prior to the Summer Olympics. The Pan Am Games consists of 36 sports and nearly 400 events. The swimming portion of the games will be held from October 15th-21st.
Amanda swam for MAKO until she graduated from Robinson HS and still holds several MAKO team records. Way to go girl!