Jan 29, 2020
Mikaela Jenkins is a competitive swimmer with aspirations of making the 2020 Paralympic Swimming Team in 2020. Mikaela was born with a left Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency and underwent a left Symes Amputation at 8.5 months of age. She was fitted with her first prosthesis at 12 months and walked independently at 17 months. Mikaela learned to swim at age 4 and began competitive swimming at 8 years of age. Over the past two years, she has had the opportunity to swim in 5 different countries and now holds 1 world record, 4 American records, and 3 Pan American records. In 2019 at the Para World Swimming Championships, she won gold in the 100-meter butterfly and won silvers in the 4x100 medley and the 4 x 100 freestyle relays. She is headed to Paralympic Swimming Trials in June of 2020 for a chance to make the 2020 Paralympic Team in Tokyo.