Name: Mikaela Jenkins
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Butterfly, 200-meter Butterfly, 200-meter Individual Medley, 400-meter Freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke
Classification: S10, SB9, SM10
Height: 5-4
DOB: 3/11/2003
Birthplace: Tampa, Fla.
Hometown: Evansville, Ind.
High School: F.J. Reitz High School (Evansville, Indiana)
Team/Club: Newburgh Sea Creatures
Coach(es): Aaron Opell
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020), two-time Paralympic medalist (gold)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (100-meter butterfly), 8th (100-meter breaststroke), gold (4x100-meter medley relay), 7th (200-meter Individual Medley)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (100-meter butterfly), silver (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle, 34 pt. 4x100 medley), 6th (100-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley), 8th (100-meter breaststroke, 400-meter freestyle)
  • Years of Participation: 2019
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 2 silver)
  • Gold – 2019 (100-meter butterfly)
  • Silver – 2019 (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle, 34 pt. 4x100-meter medley)
Personal: Daughter of Jennifer and Joseph Jenkins...Has one younger brother, Nathan...Born with left Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency and underwent a left Symes Amputation when she was eight months old ...Was fitted with her first prosthesis as a one-year-old and walked independently at 17 months...Learned to swim at age four and began competitive swimming when she was eight...Has two dogs, Indy and Lucy, and two cats, Moon and Ninja...Loves to travel and learn about different cultures ...Considers herself a big TV and movie buff