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Kevin
Cordes
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
13 August 1993
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Physiology - University of Arizona: Tucson, AZ, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
"My mum just happened to sign me up last-minute for summer league swimming."
Club / Team
Phoenix Swim Club: United States
Name of coach
Sergio Lopez Miro [personal], ESP

General Interest

Hero / Idol
His father, and US swimmer Michael Phelps. (wildcat.arizona.edu, 05 Oct 2016; westsuburbanliving.net, 01 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It does not matter where you start. If you just have a good attitude and some belief, then a lot of things can happen." (dailyherald.com, 12 Sep 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Swimmer of the Year in 2013 and 2014. He also won the 2012/13 Pac-12 Conference Swimmer of the Year award. (arizona.edu, 05 Oct 2016; arizonawildcats.com, 06 Jun 2013)
Famous relatives
His father Bill played American football for the University of Arizona in the United States of America. His sister Caroline has played beach volleyball for the University of Arizona. (usaswimming.org, 09 Apr 2013; wildcat.arizona.edu, 05 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (arizona.edu, 05 Oct 2016)