Kendis Moore

Kendis Marion Moore (born November 23, 1948), also known by her married name Kendis Drake, is an American former competition swimmer, Pan American Games medalist, and former world record-holder.

Kendis Moore
Personal information
Full nameKendis Marion Moore
National teamUnited States
Born (1948-11-23) November 23, 1948
Culver City, California
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
StrokesBackstroke, butterfly
ClubArizona Desert Rats
College teamArizona State University

At the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, Moore received the silver medal for her second-place performance in the 200-meter backstroke.[1] She finished behind Canadian star Elaine Tanner and ahead of American teammate Cathy Ferguson.[1]

Moore represented the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[2] She competed in the women's 100-meter backstroke, finishing in fourth place overall in the event final with a time of 1:08.3.[2][3]

Moore broke two world records during her swimming career. She set a new world record in the 200-meter butterfly of 2:26.3 on August 15, 1965; it was broken six days later by Ada Kok of the Netherlands. She was also a member of a U.S. relay team that set a new world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay at the 1967 Pan American Games. The medley relay record survived for thirteen months until it was broken by another team of Americans in 1968.

See also


  1., Sports History, Pan American Games Women's Swimming Medalists Archived 2012-12-05 at Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  2., Olympic Sports, Athletes, Kendis Moore. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  3., Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Backstroke Final. Retrieved October 21, 2012.

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