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McKenzie Coan

Paralympic Swimmer on Team USA; Paralympic Gold Medalist; Author & Motivational Speaker

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McKenzie Coan Biography

McKenzie Coan was diagnosed at just 19 days old with a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, otherwise known as brittle bone disease. This condition causes her bones to break easily, and as a result of this diagnosis, doctors said that Coan would never walk, never sit upright, never talk, and maybe not even live a very long life. However, Coan's parents were determined to not have their daughter live a life dictated by other people’s expectations.

Coan's journey in the water started with aqua therapy at four years old, and right away she discovered a sense of freedom that she had never felt before. Her two brothers joined the swim team around the same time, and she quickly found herself intrigued to graduate aqua therapy in the baby pool and venture into the big kid lap lanes. Coan swam for the very first time on her own in order to qualify for swim team, and has never looked back since. She loved (and still does) the feeling of proving others wrong when she rolls up behind the blocks in her wheelchair.

When Coan was 8, she discovered the Paralympic Games and started her Paralympic swimming career. For the first time, she found herself competing with others who had similar abilities. By the time she was 11, she qualified for Paralympic Trials as the youngest competitor at the meet. After just missing making the US Paralympic Team for the 2008 Beijing Games, Coan vowed to spend the next four years leading up to the next Paralympics giving everything she had to qualify.

Fast forward four years to 2012, at her first Paralympic Games, she made it to the finals, leaving with a 6th place finish. Already looking ahead to the next Games, she vowed yet again to spend the next four years preparing to not only re-qualify but to make it to the podium for Team USA. In 2016, Coan qualified for five events for the Rio Games. During the competition, she won 3 golds and a silver. Coan's journey captures the very meaning of believing that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. Through every broken bone, every setback, every obstacle, Coan never lost hope.

Coan launched Kenzie Kares in 2011, an organization dedicated to providing kids undergoing treatments or procedures for life-threatening conditions in hospitals across the US with a reason to smile during their stay. Through Kenzie Kares, McKenzie personally visits and spends time with kids and their families at various hospital centers. Kenzie Kares also provides donations of toys, art & crafts, and games directly to the families and/or the pediatric wing of the hospital in general.

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    Booking fees for McKenzie Coan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire McKenzie Coan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR McKenzie Coan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like McKenzie Coan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book McKenzie Coan for your next private or corporate function.
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Paralympic Swimmer on Team USA; Paralympic Gold Medalist; Author & Motivational Speaker

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McKenzie Coan Biography

McKenzie Coan was diagnosed at just 19 days old with a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, otherwise known as brittle bone disease. This condition causes her bones to break easily, and as a result of this diagnosis, doctors said that Coan would never walk, never sit upright, never talk, and maybe not even live a very long life. However, Coan's parents were determined to not have their daughter live a life dictated by other people’s expectations.

Coan's journey in the water started with aqua therapy at four years old, and right away she discovered a sense of freedom that she had never felt before. Her two brothers joined the swim team around the same time, and she quickly found herself intrigued to graduate aqua therapy in the baby pool and venture into the big kid lap lanes. Coan swam for the very first time on her own in order to qualify for swim team, and has never looked back since. She loved (and still does) the feeling of proving others wrong when she rolls up behind the blocks in her wheelchair.

When Coan was 8, she discovered the Paralympic Games and started her Paralympic swimming career. For the first time, she found herself competing with others who had similar abilities. By the time she was 11, she qualified for Paralympic Trials as the youngest competitor at the meet. After just missing making the US Paralympic Team for the 2008 Beijing Games, Coan vowed to spend the next four years leading up to the next Paralympics giving everything she had to qualify.

Fast forward four years to 2012, at her first Paralympic Games, she made it to the finals, leaving with a 6th place finish. Already looking ahead to the next Games, she vowed yet again to spend the next four years preparing to not only re-qualify but to make it to the podium for Team USA. In 2016, Coan qualified for five events for the Rio Games. During the competition, she won 3 golds and a silver. Coan's journey captures the very meaning of believing that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. Through every broken bone, every setback, every obstacle, Coan never lost hope.

Coan launched Kenzie Kares in 2011, an organization dedicated to providing kids undergoing treatments or procedures for life-threatening conditions in hospitals across the US with a reason to smile during their stay. Through Kenzie Kares, McKenzie personally visits and spends time with kids and their families at various hospital centers. Kenzie Kares also provides donations of toys, art & crafts, and games directly to the families and/or the pediatric wing of the hospital in general.

McKenzie Coan Videos

  • McKenzie Coan and Colleen Young | SwimSwam Podcast
    McKenzie Coan and Colleen Young Break Down 2021 Paralympic Games on the SwimSwam Podcast.
  • McKenzie Coan: Ironically Unbreakable | Champion's Mojo Performance...
    Positivity is a muscle, developed with practice and discipline. Gold medalist Paralympic swimmer and World Record Holder McKenzie Coan, who has...
  • Mckenzie Coan: The Golden Mermaid | Para Swimming
    Mckenzie Coan describes how she is dealing with lockdown and getting ready for Tokyo 2021! The International Paralympic Committee's vision is to...

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  • How to book McKenzie Coan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like McKenzie Coan for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for McKenzie Coan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for McKenzie Coan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book McKenzie Coan?

    Booking fees for McKenzie Coan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire McKenzie Coan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for McKenzie Coan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like McKenzie Coan for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book McKenzie Coan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent McKenzie Coan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for McKenzie Coan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

McKenzie Coan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book McKenzie Coan for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. McKenzie Coan generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jessica Long, Melissa Stockwell, Rudy Garcia-Tolson, Victoria Arlen and Shawn Harper. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling McKenzie Coan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

McKenzie Coan Speaker Videos

  • McKenzie Coan and Colleen Young | SwimSwam Podcast
    McKenzie Coan and Colleen Young Break Down 2021 Paralympic Games on the SwimSwam Podcast.
    McKenzie Coan: Ironically Unbreakable | Champion's Mojo Performance Talk
    Positivity is a muscle, developed with practice and discipline. Gold medalist Paralympic swimmer and World Record Holder McKenzie Coan, who has broken 65 bones, joins the show to share with Kelly and...
  • Mckenzie Coan: The Golden Mermaid | Para Swimming
    Mckenzie Coan describes how she is dealing with lockdown and getting ready for Tokyo 2021! The International Paralympic Committee's vision is to make for an inclusive world through Para sport. Our...
    McKenzie Coan at the 2019 LEAD Sports Summit
  • McKenzie Coan speaking at GULF Coast Swimming banquet
    Motivational speaker, 2x US Paralympian, World and Paralympic Champion, McKenzie Coan shares her unique and entertaining journey of becoming one of the best in the world.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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