She studied at California State University, Fullerton with Dr. Ken Ravizza, Dr. Traci Statler, Dr. Andrea Becker, and Dr. Lenny Wiersma, some of the most esteemed sport psychology consultants in the world.
Schumacher has experience working with a variety of athletes, including swimmers, water polo players, triathletes, softball players, soccer players, and wrestlers, at the high school, club, and collegiate level.
She is attempting to complete the Oceans Seven and credits much of her success in channel swimming to working on her mental game and brings her unique experiences as a marathon swimmer to her sport psychology consulting.
Schumacher grew up as a competitive swimmer for the Irvine Novaquatics. In her college years, Schumacher transitioned to open water swimming, and began marathon swimming in 2009 when she crossed the Catalina Channel with the fastest female time of the season from Santa Catalina Island to the California mainland. In 2010, she crossed the Catalina Channel from the California mainland to Santa Catalina Island as part of the Swim 22 relay with Michael Vovk, Chris Dahowski and David Hartmire. Schumacher has also crossed the Kaulakahi Channel between the island of Kauai and the island of Niihau in Hawaii, the Strait of Gibraltar in April 2012 with Darren Miller, Jamie Patrick and Oliver Wilkinson on a 4-wide (shown below), and finished second in the 27-mile END-WET in North Dakota on 13 July 2013 under 6 hours 58 minutes.
- Jen Schumacher, Sport Psychology Consultant Website
- Jen Schumacher, Oceans Seven Website
- Catalina Channel Swimming Federation official website
- Open Water Swimming website
- Neport Pier to Pier
- Benjamin Schulte At The Head Of The Class
- Marathon Swimming
- Dan Projansky Flying Down The Red River To END-WET
- An Adventure Like No Other In The Mighty Red River
- Darren Miller On The Difficulties Of The Oceans Seven
- Dealing With Insomnia Before Getting In The Open Water