Ajay Shenoy

"A scholarship from the Swim with Mike Foundation means the world to me because it not only allows me to take that crucial first step towards reaching my career goals, but it also validates the past five years of self-improvement."

A swimmer and water polo player, in 2018 a diving accident caused Ajay to fracture his C-5 vertebrae, resulting in incomplete quadriplegia. He had just completed his B.A. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he was also on the water polo team. His hobbies include surfing, scuba diving, mountain biking, adaptive rowing, wheelchair rugby, listening to music, traveling, and weight training.

He learned about Swim With Mike through alum Jake Olsen and current recipient Myles Molnar. Ajay looks forward to getting involved in the organization after he attended the Swim With Mike event at the USC Uytengsu Aquatics Center in 2022. A native of San Jose, Ajay has been accepted to UC Berkeley’s Master of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics (MNSD) program and is a member of its inaugural class.