Summer Schmit
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Summer Schmit

Paralympian 2020

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Aug 8, 2003


Stillwater, MN



classification: S9, SB9, SM9

Born with congenital disarticulation of the right wrist and has no right hand...She began swimming competitively with St. Croix Swim Club at age 11...She started Paralympic swimming at age 12 and competed in her first Can-Am Open later that year in Bismarck, North Dakota...She achieved her first emerging time standard in Charlotte, North Carolina at the 2016 Paralympic Trials...Daughter of Thomas Schmit and Shannon Klint...Has two sisters, Mackenzie and Skye...Hobbies include traveling, reading and baking.
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 1st (200-meter individual medley), 2nd (400-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly), 4th (100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle)
  • 2018 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 3rd (200-meter individual medley, 100-meter breaststroke), 4th (400-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly), 5th (50-meter freestyle)
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 7th (400-meter freestyle), 5th (200-meter Individual Medley), 6th (100-meter butterfly)
  • Most Recent: 2023 – prelims (100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter individual medley, 100-meter butterfly)
  • Years of Participation: 2022, 2023
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze - 2022 (400-meter freestyle)

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