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American swimmer Allison Schmitt is best known for her medal-earning performances at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she won three gold medals, one silver and one bronze.
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Much of Schmitt's inspiration comes from her parents. Of her parents, she told USA Swimming in 2008, "They are so supportive of my dreams and ambitions. They have given me so many opportunities to excel in life and have set a good example for me to follow."
Schmitt plans to return to the University of Georgia to complete her senior year of college following the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, she intends to resume NCAA swimming with the Georgia Bulldogs, where fellow 2012 Summer Olympic gold medalist Shannon Vreeland will be her teammate. But Schmitt said she's unsure of how much longer she will swim. "Maybe to the next Olympics [in 2016], maybe not," she said in an interview with USA Swimming. "It depends on a lot of things."
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