Name: Keegan Knott
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 400-meter Freestyle
Classification: S9, SB8, SM9
Height: 5-0
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
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Para National Championships, 3rd (400-meter freestyle), 4th (100-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley, 100-meter freestyle)
Personal: Knott 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...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