Parents Alan and Cheri Kendall. Alan is retired and Cheri is a Financial Analyst. Father played collegiate basketball for Loyola of Chicago.
Sibling(s) Jennifer, age 38 and Cody, age 28
Notable Relative(s) Has a close family lineage to MLB Legend, Honus Wagner
Started Swimming 7 years old, "All the neighborhood kids were joining the swim team, so it seemed like the right thing to do. Unfortunately, first practice I was asked to jump in and swim a 100 freestyle. I looked at the coach and asked, 'What is freestyle?' I was put back in the developmental group to learn all of the strokes."
Sports Played Before Swimming Soccer and basketball
Hobbies Outside the Pool Going on adventures, anything to do with being outdoors, reading and coloring
Ultimate Way to Relax Going to the beach or watching a sunset
Training Stats Swims 4,000-5,000 meters/yards a day for 3 hours day ... 1-2 workouts day for 6 days a week
Injuries "I was diagnosed with Venous Thoracic outlet syndrome in April 2014; I had a blood clot that extended from right elbow to my chest; I had two surgeries to remove the blood clot and one to remove a section of my first rib and scalene neck muscle to prevent a re-occurrence. Long recovery."
Favorites Favorite Sports Moment: Michael Phelps during his 2008 Olympic performance