Allison Schmitt is an American athlete renowned as a freestyle swimmer. She is remembered for her wins in various international championships.
She has participated in 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games from where she has garnered eight medals, including four Gold, two Silver, and two Bronze medals collectively.
Allison has also taken part in World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, and Pan American Championships honoring her country with several medals.
Allison Schmitt’s Bio
Allison Schmitt, with the full name Allison Rodgers Schmitt, was born on 7th June 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 29-year old swimmer stands at a height of 6 feet and half-inch ( 1.85 meters) and weighs 75kg (165lb).
Allison grew up in Canton, Michigan, with her family. Her family includes parents; Ralph and Gail Schmitt, with four other siblings; elder sister Kristen, older brother Derek, and two younger sisters Kari and Sara.
Allison Schmitt with her father and sibling on 14th November 2017 (Source: Allison Schmitt's Instagram)
Allison's father is a financial analyst, and her mother is a system project manager. Different from their parents, she, along with her sisters and brother, pursued a career in sports.
Her brother is currently an assistant coach for the swim team named Plymouth-Canton Cruisers, whereas her younger sisters are hockey players.
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Talking about her education, Allison attended Canton High School in her hometown, where she continued her swimming career.
Having started swimming at a young age, she trained and competed throughout her academic years, showing mind-blowing performances.
After graduating from high school in 2008, Allison quickly joined the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2013.
Is Allison Schmitt Dating Boyfriend Or Married To Husband?
Allison Schmitt has not revealed much about her love life until today. So it is still to be unwrapped whether she is dating a boyfriend or married to a husband if she had any of them.
However, she was rumored to be dating the swimmer, Grant Hackett back in 2017. They faced public criticisms following photos shared together on Instagram.
But neither of them officially termed their relationship as girlfriend-boyfriend. Instead, they admitted they were just close friends and were introduced by their mutual friend, Michael Phelps.
Michael is a very close friend of Allison and refers to her as a sister.
Furthermore, the rumors were found just fans’ gossip since Grant was found dating his girlfriend, Sharlene Fletcher, since 2015. In 2019, they are expecting a baby together.
Grant also shares two children, twins Jagger and Charlize, with his ex-wife Candice Alley.
Depression, 2019 & Net Worth
Apart from her love life, Allison has more to share with her fans and followers, which is obviously a motivating story. She suffered depression since she returned home from the 2012 Olympics.
She struggled to compete as previously and was noticed by her close friend and teammate Michael Phelps who helped her.
She began to consult a psychologist in early 2015. After encouraging herself and avoiding sadness prevailing in her, she got rid of the problem. She says the only disability in her life is negative thoughts.
She made a comeback to her swimming career in April 2018 after two years of semi-retirement.
As of 2019, she has won the 200m freestyle at the U.S. Championships in Palo Alto, California. Furthermore, she has been selected for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo.
Having participated in several international competitions and played for various teams, it is evident that Allison has added a remarkable sum to her net worth. But Allison has not disclosed her exact net worth yet.