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: 135
DOB: 6/11/2000
Birthplace: Raleigh, N.C.
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Leesville Road High School (Raleigh, N.C.) ‘18
College: Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.) '22, Journalism and Digital Media
Coach(es): Jeff Dugdale
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: 2017 – gold (34 pt. 4x100m free, 34 pt. 4x100m medley), silver (100m back), 4th (50m free), 5th (400m free, 100m free)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 4 (2 gold, 2 silver)
  • Gold – 2017 (34 pt. 4x100m free, 34 pt. 4x100m medley)
  • Silver – 2017 (100m back); 2015 (34 pt. 4x100m free)
Personal: Aspden began swimming competitively at the age of eight with the YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born with congenital hip disarticulation and has no left leg. While she enjoyed participating in a variety of sports, swimming came naturally to her at an early age. She made her first national team at the age of 13 in 2014 by a margin of .01 second. She has shined since then, representing Team USA at multiple Pan-Pacific and world championships, as well as other international competitions. Aspden is a two-time Paralympic medalist, and was the youngest Team USA swimmer to earn a medal at either the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio....Daughter of TJ 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 competes…Has a golden retriever named Max…Favorite movies are The Avengers and any Marvel Comic movies…Her favorite kind of music is classic rock.