Former World Swim Trainee Kensey McMahon Set to Represent Team USA at World Championships
When the world championships take place in Budapest next month, the University of Alabama will stand out Kensey McMahon will be part of the Team USA roster. Buoyed by her 15th-place finish Saturday in the 10km FINA Marathon Series race in Portugal, McMahon clinched a spot in the 25km open water event at the Worlds.
McMahon is a former Swimming World intern who has written a number of excellent plays while balancing her role as an intern with her training in Alabama. McMahon wrote an article about the hidden talents of the USA team members and another about the rise of former USA national team member Margo Geer as a rising star on the coaching scene. .
McMahon’s qualification for the World Championships marks the second consecutive summer in which she has achieved a breakthrough in the sport. Last summer at the Olympic trials in Omaha, McMahon competed in the 1500 freestyle final, the first time the event was part of the Olympic program or Olympic trials.
Here’s a look at a handful of McMahon’s articles from his days as an intern.
John Hulvey returns to his Gainesville roots with the Gator Swim Club
Margo Geer walked a unique and selfless road to Alabama Helm
Team USA rookies share experiences and insight into the Tokyo Olympics
A look at some Team USA talent outside of the pool