Brad Schumacher

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Bradley Darrell Schumacher (born 6 March 1974) is a two-time, two-sport (swimming and water polo) Olympian from the United States. He was part of two gold medal swimming relay teams at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Four years later, he was a member of the U.S. men's water polo team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Schumacher's two gold medals came in the 4×100m freestyle and in the 4×200m freestyle relays. 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.

He 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 Kahanamoku, Johnny Weissmuller, Bob Hughes, Tim Shaw, and Matt Biondi.

He 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.

He is also the 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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