2021–2022
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.

"For I know the plans I have for your, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Danny Smuts

University of Missouri

"For I know the plans I have for your, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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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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"Without them, I would not have graduated from my dream school and wouldn't be working in my dream field."

Logan Caudle

Auburn University

"I am so thankful for Swim with Mike and everyone that's part of the organization. Without them, I would not have graduated from my dream school and wouldn't be working in my dream field."

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"Swim with Mike has my heart, and I am honored to be part of it."

Deborah Ede-Reddout

University of North Texas

"Swim with Mike has truly been a blessing from the Lord. Not only did this organization help me through physical therapy school, but it has also become like a family to me. Those apart of this organization have inspired me, and my hope as a physical therapist is to use what I have learned to inspire others. Swim with Mike has my heart, and I am honored to be part of it."

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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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