Brad Schumacher – Honor Athlete

Brad is a World Championship athlete in swimming and water polo and is one of the most unique stories in the aquatic sports. He is the first American world champion in swimming and water polo since the 1904 Olympic Games. Brad’s swimming success is highlighted by a double gold medal-winning performance at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1997, Brad earned a Gold Medal at the Pan-Pacific Games and his first National Championship at the U.S. Spring Nationals. In water polo, Brad has represented the U.S. at the World Championships, FINA World Cup, World University Games and the Goodwill Games. Additionally, Brad was a two sport All-American in swimming and water polo. Although Brad qualified for both sports for the 2000 Olympic Games, he chose to compete only in water polo. Originally from Bowie, Maryland, Brad continues to train for the 2004 Athens Games while pursuing an MBA degree and assistant coaching at University of the Pacific in Stockton.