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Kenna SMALLEGANGE
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Canada   
GenderWomen
Born15 Jul 2003
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively in 2010. She took up open water swimming at age 14 in 2018 at a Swim Ontario training camp in Miami, FL, United States of America. She swam at her first open water competition several months later at the 2018 Junior World Championships in Eilat, Israel.
Why this sport?
She began open water training after being selected for the Canadian junior national team. "My sister ran over to me at school and said, 'Mum got a phone call. You're on the junior Canadian open water swim team'. I never really planned on going down that road [open water swimming]. I like the pool, love the pool."
Club / Team
Burlington Aquatic Devilrays [CAN] / North Carolina State University [USA]:
Name of coach
Mark Bernardino [university]; Braden Holloway [university]; Mark Perry [national]; John Atkinson [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the 5km event at the 2018 Junior World Championships in Eilat, Israel. (insidend.ca, 01 Feb 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse. (insidend.ca, 01 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Practice makes progress. The more you practise, the better you get." (insidend.ca, 01 Feb 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in swimming at national level in Canada. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 21 Sep 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 17 Nov 2020)

 Competition Highlights
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
32 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:03:37.0
26 2019   10km  
5 2019 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:05:47.40