RFH’s Hayden Schumann wins Four Medals at Special Olympics

June 18th, 2014



RFH Swimmer Hayden Schumann Earns Four Medals

At Special Olympics of New Jersey Summer Games

RFH swimmer Hayden Schumann made a spectacular showing at the Special Olympics of New Jersey Summer Games, earning four medals.

Rumson — Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s Hayden Schumann won three gold medals and one silver in aquatics events at the Special Olympics of New Jersey Summer Games.

The Summer Games featured over 2,500 athletes competing in seven sports and was held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing from May 30 through June 1.

Hayden earned a gold medal for his performance in the Mens 200 Meter Freestyle event with a first place finish. He claimed gold in the Mens 200 Meter Relay Event, swimming the breaststroke leg, and followed up with another first place finish in the Men’s Individual 50 Meter Breaststroke. In the Mens Individual 100 Meter Freestyle Event, Hayden took silver with a second place finish.

Hayden earned his four medals as a member of the Jersey Hammerheads. The team practices at Raritan Bay Center in Perth Amboy, as does the RFH swim team. It was during an RFH practice that Hayden caught the eye of Jersey Hammerheads Coach Mike McQuay. He was subsequently invited to join the team and has been swimming with them since February 2014.

As a member of the RFH swim team, Hayden earned a varsity letter during his freshman year. He was a team Captain this past season, and is a four-year varsity letter winner. 

Hayden has been swimming competitively since 2010, when he joined his first Special Olympics swim team. He plans to continue participating in the sport and hopes to someday shine on the national stage by qualifying for the Special Olympics USA Games, which were held in New Jersey for the first time this year.

Hayden is the son of Susan and Chris Schumann of Fair Haven.



Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Press Release Writer

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885


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