Name: Keegan Knott
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m IM
Classification: S10, SB9, SM10
Height: 5-0
Weight: 89
DOB: 7/11/2005
Birthplace: Lake Forest, Ill.
Hometown: Lake Villa, Ill.
High School: Warren Township High School (Gurnee, Ill.) '23
Team/Club: Pleasant Prairie Patriots
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Para National Championships, 3rd (400 freestyle), 4th (100 backstroke, 200 IM, 100 freestyle)
Personal: Keegan began competitively swimming at age 7 and has competed with U.S. Paralympics Swimming since age 9. She has congenital femoral deficiency and fibular hemimelia in her right leg, which leaves her with a shorter femur and tibia, no fibula or right hip joint, and a fused right ankle. Even while going through limb lengthening procedures, Keegan has always returned to the water. She danced for seven years (ballet, tap, jazz) before deciding to focus on swimming. Daughter of Michele and Jeff…Favorite shows are Gilmore Girls and Stranger Things.