Brad Schumacher

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Brad Schumacher
Personal information
Full name Bradley Darrell Schumacher
Nickname(s) "Brad"
Nationality  United States
Born (1974-03-06) March 6, 1974 (age 40)
Bowie, Maryland
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, water polo
Club Tiger Aquatics
College team University of the Pacific

Bradley Darrell Schumacher (born March 6, 1974) is an American former competition swimmer, water polo player, and Olympic gold medalist. Schumacher is a two-time, two-sport Olympian. He was part of winning relay teams at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Four years later, he was a member of the U.S. men's water polo team at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Schumacher's two gold medals came as a member of the USA men's swimming relay teams at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia: in the 4×100m freestyle and in the 4×200m freestyle. Although Brad qualified for both swimming and water polo for the 2000 Olympic Games, he chose to compete only in water polo. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, he helped the USA men's water polo team to a sixth place finish.

Brad was the first American world champion in swimming and water polo since the 1904 Olympic Games. 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.

In 1998, Brad competed in World Championships in both sports and joined an elite group of aquatics stars that competed in both sports on the world-class level: Duke Khanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes, and Matt Biondi.[1]

Brad was a swimming and water polo All-American in college for John Tanner at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California, where he completed bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration.[2]

Brad is co-founder of Kap7, Inc, a commercial pool equipment and supply company, and he spends his time as the head coach of SET water polo club, a Southern California-based team that continues to rank among the top water polo clubs in the country. His 18U girls club team won the gold medal at the 2009 S&R Sport National Junior Olympics.

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  1. ^ "Bradley Schumacher Biography, SET Water Polo Club". SET Water Polo Club. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Gilbert, Lori (July 29, 2012). "10 Questions with Brad". Retrieved August 1, 2012. 

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