Name: Hannah Aspden
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 200m IM
Classification: S9, SB8, SM9
Height: 5-10
Weight: 127
DOB: 6/11/2000
Birthplace: Raleigh, N.C.
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Leesville Road High School (Raleigh, N.C.) ‘18
Team/Club: YOTA Swim Team
Coach(es): Tom Hazelett
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); Two-time medalist (2 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, bronze (100m back, 34 pt. 4x100m medley relay)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – Silver (34 pt. 4x100m free), 4th (100m back), 4th (400m free), 4th (34 pt. 4x100m medley), 6th (100m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2015
  • Medals: 1 (1 silver)
  • Silver – 2015 (34 pt. 4x100m free)
Personal: Aspden began swimming competitively at the age of eight at the YMCA of the Triangle Area in Raleigh, North Carolina. While she enjoyed participating in a variety of sports, swimming came naturally to her at an early age. She was born with congenital hip disarticulation and has no left leg. She made her first national team at the age of 13 in 2014 by a margin of .01 second. She has shined since then, winning a silver medal at the 2015 world championships and making her first U.S. Paralympic Team after a strong showing at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Swimming....Daughter of Thomas and Jennifer Aspden…Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Sarah…Hobbies include writing, art, reading and photography…She collects magnets from all of the destinations where she has competed…Has a golden retriever named Max…Favorite movies are The Avengers and any Marvel Comic movies…Her favorite kind of music is classic rock.