Jen Schumacher is a sport psychology consultant who educates athletes on the mental aspects of achieving excellence in sport. Jen 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. Jen 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.
Jen grew up as a competitive pool swimmer for the Irvine Novaquatics. In her college years, Jen transitioned to open water swimming, and began marathon swimming in 2009 when she crossed the 21-mile Catalina Channel with the fastest female time of the season. Jen credits much of her success to working on her mental game, and brings her unique experiences as a marathon swimmer to her consulting. Jen is now on a journey to become the first person to complete the Ocean’s Seven, a series of seven of the world’s most challenging and iconic channel swims.