Dawn Schroeder

Dawn Schroeder, Hall of Fame Athlete

Dawn Schroeder, Hall of Fame Athlete

Dawn (Price) Schroeder attended San Marcos High School from 1982-84 and excelled in swimming starting as a 9th grader at La Colina from 1981-84.

Schroeder was undefeated in the 100-yard breaststroke for three straight years and was honored as a Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year. Recently inducted into the San Marcos Athletic Hall of Fame, Schroeder also qualified for the 1984 Olympic Trials.

She swam at UCLA from 1984-85 and counts retiring from swimming as a Bruin and making a comeback at UCSB for the 1987-88 season some of her toughest moments in sports. She qualified again for the Olympic Trials in 1988. Schroeder earned her BA in sociology as well as teaching and coaching credentials from UCSB.

A 23-year teacher in the Goleta Elementary School District, Schroeder is the co-founder of Moms in Motion and founder of Momentum for Life triathlon teams. She has raced numerous triathlons, competed at the half-ironman distance and completed the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon. Schroeder recently stepped down as CEO of Momentum for Life. She was honored with the SB Athletic Round Table Louise Lowry Davis Award in 2005.

She is thankful to all of her coaches and the support of her parents. Her proudest moments, more so than her own athletic achievements, include watching athletes she has coached cross the finish line. She also considers sharing her husband’s gold- medal Olympic experience in 1988 and watching her children grow and beat her in the water as moments of pride.

Schroeder lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Rich, son Grant (16) and daughter Erika (13). She volunteers for the National Charity League, Dream Foundation, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Special Olympics and Kids’ Tri Camp.