Name: Haley Beranbaum
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Butterfly, 200m IM
Classification: S5, SB5, SM5
Height: 3-9
Weight: 88
DOB: 6/4/1996
Birthplace: Everett, Wash.
Hometown: Snohomish, Wash.
High School: Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish) '14
College: Pikes Peak Community College
Team/Club: United States Resident Team
Coach(es): Nathan Manley
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2013 – 4th (20 pt. 4x50m free), 5th (200m IM), 7th (50m fly)
  • Years of Participation: 2013
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2013 (20 pt. 4x50m free)
Personal: Beranbaum began swimming at age 13 in Everett, Washington. She was part of a musical theatre, but grew tired of it and switched to soccer. Her mother thought a fast-moving game with a hard ball was not a good idea, and persuaded her daughter to pursue swimming. She is a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Within her first three years of competitive swimming, she broke U.S. Paralympic records in the 200m free, 50m breast, 200m breast, 100m IM and 200m IM. At the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games in, Beranbaum won gold in the women’s 200m IM and bronze in the 50m fly. Beranbaum was born with achondroplasia and has spoken at schools to spread awareness of achondroplasia....Daughter of Michael and Frances…Has one sister, Elyse... Her grandmother Rose Levy Beranbaum is an author of cookery books.