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Sam Kendricks Celebration of Life Will Be Held November 5 in Austin

Sam Kendricks Celebration of Life Will Be Held November 5 in Austin. A celebration of life ceremony will be held in memory of Sam Kendricks this November at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin following the Longhorns’ dual meet against the University of Virginia. Kendricks, an announcer at major swimming competitions throughout United States for more than two decades, passed away in July after a nine-month battle with Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
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Sam Kendricks Remembered for Service to Swimming Community at U.S. Nationals

Sam Kendricks Remembered for Service to Swimming Community at U.S. Nationals. Prior to the Friday evening finals session at U.S. Nationals in Irvine, Calif., longtime meet announcer Sam Kendricks was honored with a short photo montage and a moment of silence. Kendricks passed away earlier this month at the age of 59 after a nine-month battle with Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Kendricks had announced top USA Swimming championship meets for two decades, including at five Olympic Trials (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016), and he also was the primary announcer for other meets including the NCAA Division I swimming championships for a decade.
IRVINE, CA
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In Memoriam: Sam Kendricks

Former Texas Swimming assistant coach and the voice of swimming in the United States over the last two decades, Sam Kendricks passed away July 6. Sam Kendricks, a former Texas Swimming assistant coach and graduate of The University of Texas who went on to become the most recognizable voice in swimming in the United States, passed away on Wednesday after a nine-month battle with Merkel Cell Carcinoma. He was 59.
AUSTIN, TX
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Longtime Swimming Announcer Sam Kendricks Dies After Battling Cancer

Kendricks was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer back in August 2021. He had been the announcer at US Jr and Senior Nationals for the last 2 decades Archive photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography. The most recognizable voice in the swimming community in the United States for...
LOS ALAMOS, NM
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Death Notice: Sam Kendricks July 6, 2022

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” ~Khalil Gibran. It breaks my heart to have to share this news. This morning, July 6, 2022, my husband, Sam Kendricks, departed this realm of existence for the next. He did not wish to leave us so soon, but his body grew weary.
LOS ALAMOS, NM
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Sam Kendricks Named as a CSCAA Richard E. Steadman Award Winner

The CSCAA has announced that Sam Kendricks, the most recognizable voice in U.S Swimming, will receive the Richard E. Steadman Award. Archive photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography. The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced last week that Sam Kendricks will receive the Richard E. Steadman...
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CSCAA Honors Sam Kendricks, Dan Ross, Terry Ganley, Nic Askew, Sage Hopkins and Victoria Gmelich

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has revealed some of its yearly awards, which span several categories throughout the sport. The Steadman Award is conferred annually to a swimming or diving coach in high school, club, or university ranks who, in the opinion of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the CSCAA Forum, and the CSCAA, has done the most to spread happiness in Coach Steadman’s beloved sport of swimming and diving.
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Texas Swimmers and Others Recognize Announcer Sam Kendricks, Battling Cancer, at Big 12 Championships

Texas Swimmers and Others Recognize Announcer Sam Kendricks, Battling Cancer, at Big 12 Championships. This season was the 26th year of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships, and Sam Kendricks had been the public address announcer for all of the previous 25. Kendricks has announced elite swimming competitions throughout the United States for decades, including five Olympic Trials, U.S. Nationals and the NCAA Championships, but the Big 12 meet was the one where he appeared the most times.
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Sam Kendricks: Cancer Won’t Silence The Voice Of Announcer Extraordinaire

Sam Kendricks: Cancer Won’t Silence The Voice Of Announcer Extraordinaire. His booming voice is known to many in the sport. So is his passion. And, perhaps more than anything, the care he exhibits while performing his craft is deeply appreciated. Sam Kendricks, indisputably, is part of the fabric of our sport, a mainstay behind the microphone for decades.

Champion U.S. Pole Vaulter Sam Kendricks Out of Tokyo Olympics After Positive COVID-19 Test, Australian Athletics Team Isolating

Reigning world pole vault champion and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sam Kendricks, from Team USA, is out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Argentine pole vaulter German Chiaraviglio has also tested positive and is ruled out. The International Olympics Committee said that both athletes are being treated in hospital but are not in intensive care. “The health and safety of our athletes, coaches and staff is our top priority. We are saddened to confirm that Sam Kendricks tested positive for COVID-19 and will not compete in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” tweeted the United States Olympic...
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