2007-08: Named to the Coach's Honor Roll ... swam the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free at the Big Ten Championships ... posted season-best times of 20.56 in the 50 free and 1:37.22 in the 200 free at the Big Ten meet ... his 200 free time was good for a 12th place showing ... finished 15th at Big Tens in the 100 free with a time of 44.75 ... recorded a season-best time in the 100 free at the Ohio State Last Ditch Meet, coming in at 44.62 ... chalked up 11 wins, including six in the 100 free and five in the 200 free ... registered seven seven place showings, with two each in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free, and another coming in his lone appearance in the 100 fly.
2006-07: Scored at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 and 200 free and on four of five relays: 200, 400, 800 free and 400 medley ... finished 12th in the 100 free in 44.38 and fifth in the 200 free in 1:37.09 ... Big Ten prelim times in these events (44.22; 1:36.73) are personal bests and rank second on the program's all-time list behind Louis Paul ... swam leadoff for the 400 free relay that posted a varsity record with its seventh-place time of 1:20.38; split was timed at 44.68 ... swam third leg of varsity record breaking 800 free relay that posted a seventh-place mark of 2:57.41 ... his 200 free and 400 medley relays also finished seventh at Big Ten's ... winner of four races during regular season, including one in the 200 free vs. Indiana ... U.S. Open qualifier in the 100 and 200 free ... won the 100 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
2005-06: Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle ... finished 12th in the 200 at 1:38.15 ... during prelims of the 200 free, clocked a time of 1:38.08, which is the fourth-fastest in school history ... won both the 100 and 200 free at season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates meet ... winner of the 100 free vs. Notre Dame with time of 46.31 ... was the runner-up in the 200 free in duals against Indiana and Michigan.
High School: Graduated with honors from F.J. Reitz High School in 2005 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... team MVP and captain all four seasons ... four-time All-American, earning citations in both the 100 and 200 freestyle during junior and senior years ... 2005 Indiana state champion in the 100 and 200 free ... four-time all-state selection ... three-time all-conference selection ... went undefeated as an individual during final year of competition ... left as the school's record holder in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle ... placed among the top five at states in the 100 and 200 free during sophomore and junior campaigns ... recipient of the Herman Byers Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award and the Outstanding Science Student Award ... received scholarship from the Air Force ROTC.
Personal: Given name is John Steven Schmitt ... born Oct. 14, 1986 ... son of Steve and Mary Schmitt ... has an older brother, Bryan, and an older sister, Jamie ... wildlife major ... member of Air Force ROTC at Purdue.