Name: Haven Shepherd
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 200m IM
Classification: S8, SB7, SM8
Height: 5-6
Weight: 115
DOB: 3/10/2003
Birthplace: Vietnam
Hometown: Carthage, Mo.
High School: Homeschooled
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 2nd (100 breaststroke), 3rd (200 IM), 4th (50 freestyle), 5th (100 backstroke)
  • 2018 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 1st (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), 2nd (200 IM, 100 butterfly), 4th (100 breaststroke)
  • 2017 Can-Am Open, 1st (100 butterfly, 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, 100 freestyle)
Personal: Haven was born in Vietnam and was adopted at 20 months old. She is a double amputee, losing her lower legs at 14 months old by a bomb that her birth parents detonated trying to commit a family murder/suicide. She is an avid swimmer with the goal of representing Team USA at the Paralympic Games. Haven is a motivational speaker, a CrossFit athlete, model, brand ambassador and dedicated advocate for people with disabilities…Daughter of Gary and Shelly Shepherd…Has four sisters, Chloe, Haley, Hannah and Ivy, and two brothers, Sawyer and Zach…