They also had a son, Benji Schwimmer, who was raised as a dancer along with Lacey. A few years later she started working with a new partner, and the team of Jared Murillo and Lacey Schwimmer became a force to be reckoned with in the Latin and Swing dance world. Her brother Benji had won the previous season, and it put her in the unenviable position of needing to prove herself not only against other dancers but against the shadow of her big brother.From a very young age they both competed in professional swing dance competitions (with other partners), and Lacey and partner Blace Thompson took first place in the 1998 U. She rose to the task, however, and made it to the top four finalists during the season.Her parents are Laurie Kauffman and notable West Coast Swing dancer Buddy Schwimmer. Schwimmer went on to have annual top rankings at the U. Open Swing Dance Championships and has won numerous U. They were upgraded to the youth level in August 2003 and participated in dozens of competitions. Schwimmer entered the preliminary auditions for So You Think You Can Dance's third season partnered by her brother, Benji Schwimmer, following his win the previous season.She is the younger sister of Benji Schwimmer, winner of the second season of So You Think You Can Dance. Schwimmer has been training and dancing competitively since a young age. At age ten, she and partner Blace Thompson placed 1st in the Young America Division at the 1998 U. After her selection to the top 20 finalists, Schwimmer was paired with contemporary/hip hop dancer, Kameron Bink. Schwimmer also appeared in Christina Aguilera's "Candyman" music video as a jitterbugger. They were also awarded the US National Youth Latin Championship in 2006.
Schwimmer and Murillo have a cameo appearance in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody in the episode "Loosely Ballroom".
In the thirteenth season, she was paired with transgender activist Chaz Bono.
Schwimmer did not return for season 14 of Dancing With The Stars'.
Her enthusiasm, grace, and chemistry with partner Kameron Bink made her a favorite of both the judges and the audience.
The two of them made show history by being the only couple never to sink to the dreaded "bottom three" - that is, the couples who were in jeopardy every week of being taken off of the show.