Morning Swim Show: Agnes Kovacs’ Moving ISHOF Induction Speech

PHOENIX, Arizona, July 7. TODAY’S edition of The Morning Swim Show takes us back to the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony last month, and a moving speech by one of its most notable names.

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Agnes Kovacs won the gold medal in the 200 breaststroke at the 2000 Olympics, and continued to be a successful swimmer after that, competing in the United States for Arizona State University and winning a couple of NCAA titles. In her speech in front of an illustrious crowd, she talked of the large support team of family, coaches and friends who helped her follow her dream. “If you really, really want to do something, you can do it,” she said. “You just have to fight and never give up.”

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the Senior Writer for and Swimming World Magazine. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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