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SCHOENMAKER Michael
Sport Para swimming
NPC Netherlands   
GenderMen
Age38
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S4, SB4, SM4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Breda, NED
Languages
Dutch
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10 in Roosendaal, Netherlands. He took up Para swimming in 1998.
Why this sport?
He was advised to take up swimming to strengthen his back. He was recruited to Para swimming by coach Jan de Boer.
General Interest
Nicknames
Schoemie (Twitter profile, 09 Sep 2011)
Hero / Idol
Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband. (azpc.nl, 17 Jul 2014)
Injuries
In September 2015 he sustained minor injuries to his hand and shoulder after he was hit by a car while crossing a road at a pedestrian crossing in Breda, Netherlands. (bndestem.nl, 10 Nov 2015)

In 2008 he had an inflammation in his leg and did not qualify for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing as a result. (breda-kranten.courant.nu, 15 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (IPC, 27 Oct 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S4 43.01
Heats 2012 150m Individual Medley SM4  DSQ
1 2012 50m Breaststroke SB3 50.00
8 2012 100m Freestyle S4 1:28.63
7 2012 200m Freestyle S4 3:12.22
3 2016 100m Freestyle S4 1:26.87
2 2016 200m Freestyle S4 3:03.81 
6 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 51.88
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2006 50m Freestyle S5 47.78
15 2006 100m Freestyle S5 1:45.18
12 2006 200m Freestyle S5 3:47.64
14 2006 50m Backstroke S5 59.74
6 2010 50m Freestyle S4 42.81
5 2010 200m Freestyle S4 3:13.71
9 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:39.83
7 2010 50m Backstroke S4 52.72
5 2010 100m Freestyle S4 1:31.86
4 2010 50m Breaststroke SB3 52.02
6 2010 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:47.13
12 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:15.73
4 2013 50m Freestyle S4 41.27
5 2013 100m Freestyle S4 1:30.44
3 2013 200m Freestyle S4 3:11.92
3 2013 50m Breaststroke SB3 50.70
4 2015 200m Freestyle S4 3:08.66
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S4 43.35
7 2015 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:50.51
4 2015 100m Freestyle S4 1:27.67
5 2015 50m Breaststroke SB3 53.38
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 100m Freestyle S4 1:30.42
5 2014 50m Freestyle S4 42.34
3 2014 200m Freestyle S4 3:12.25
3 2014 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:50.77
2 2014 50m Breaststroke SB3 51.98
7 2018 50m Freestyle S4 42.93
1 2018 200m Freestyle S4 3:07.12