2022–2023
Scholarship Recipients

recipient stories

A Beacon of Light and Hope

Pursuing education is a roadmap for recovery after traumatic injury. It is a chance to pursue a new chapter, offering student-athletes who are driven and competitive by nature, a sense of purpose, independence, and well-being. Completing a degree and excelling in the classroom is up to the individual—a path forward. We welcome you to meet our current recipients and learn more about their triumphant stories.

“The Ripple Effect created by Swim With Mike has given me a second chance to fulfill my dreams."

Corben Brooks

University of California, Los Angeles

“The Ripple Effect created by Swim With Mike has given me a second chance to fulfill my dreams. After my injury, my future was surrounded by question marks. However, the remarkable donors and volunteers of this organization have provided me with the opportunity to overcome that uncertainty and embark on a career that can create meaningful change in this world."

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"When one door closes, others will open. Never give up."

Philip Evans

University of Arizona

"When one door closes, others will open. Never give up."

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Teisha Shadwell

University of Arizona

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“Swim with Mike has given me the chance to transcend all my goals."

Jonathan Jimenez

University of Southern California

“Swim with Mike has given me the chance to transcend all my goals through two things my injury was unable to take—an education and a family.”

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Education is the Great Equalizer:
A Path Forward for Student-Athletes to
Realize New Opportunities


The impact of an educational scholarship is two-fold: it develops the individual and it illuminates a new path after a catastrophic, life-altering event. Beginning an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program levels the playing field and allows scholarship recipients to reimagine their future and reshape themselves as individuals. The positive energy and challenges faced in the classroom builds self-esteem, self-reliance, and the ability to achieve great success as an independent person. The university experience offers the fundamental building blocks to pursue professional passions, stimulate innovation, and move their life forward.

As student-athletes, Swim with Mike Foundation scholarship recipients are challenged to push through life-altering obstacles and serve as pillars of courage and hope for those that follow in their wake.

By supporting a campaign, you are enabling current recipients to ride the wave of the Ripple Effect where they can raise money to help future student-athletes achieve success through an academic scholarship.

Current Recipients

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