Mary Killman (b. 4.9.1991)
• Olympian, Synchronized Swimmer • Silver Medalist, Pan American Games • 2001 Synchro Athlete of the Year
Last updated 6/23/2022 at 11:16am
Although born in Ada, Oklahoma and reared in Texas, swimming champion Mary Killman is also a citizen of the Oklahoma Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
At age 11, as a member of the Santa Clara Aquamaids, Killman competed as a race swimmer in youth competitions. "I took to the water like a fish," she would later state in an interview for Indian Country Today. At age 15, however, Mary decided to switch from race swimming to synchronized swimming.
A member of a close-knit family, Mary was homeschooled due to her father's travel schedule and the family's desire to be near him.
By 2009, Mary Killma...