Kendall Bailey was in the pool for therapy before the age of two. He loved the water so much that he wanted to be in the pool all of the time. When he moved to the San Diego area, he joined the Peninsula Aquatics San Diego swim team. He began to swim in local meets, setting his first American record in the 200m breaststroke in 2006. Entering 2008, Bailey's goal was to make the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team and head to Beijing to compete in the Paralympic Games, where he had hopes of bringing home a medal or setting a new world record. Although Bailey did not win any medals in Beijing, he competed in the men's 100m breaststroke SB9.
Bailey currently attends the Institute for Effective Education in San Diego, where his favorite class is sports.
When not swimming, Bailey enjoys golfing, frisbee golfing and bowling.
- 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Swimming - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
- 2008: Senior Swimmer Award of the Quarter - San Diego, Calif.
- 2008: American record, 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke - U.S. Paralympic Swimming Trials, Minneapolis, Minn.
- 2005: American record, 200m breaststroke - U.S. Paralympic Open Championships