Name: Hannah Aspden
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Freestyle, 400-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Backstroke, 200-meter Individual Medley
Classification: S9, SB8, SM9
Height: 5-10
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, Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Coach(es): John Payne
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); Four-time Paralympic medalist (2 gold, 2 bronzes)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (100-meter backstroke), gold (4x100-meter medley relay)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, bronze (100-meter backstroke, 34 pt. 4x100-meter medley relay)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – gold (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle, 34 pt. 4x100-meter medley), silver (100-meter backstroke), 4th (50-meter freestyle), 5th (400-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 4 (2 gold, 2 silver)
  • Gold – 2017 (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle, 34 pt. 4x100-meter medley)
  • Silver – 2017 (100-meter backstroke); 2015 (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle)
Personal: Daughter of TJ and Jennifer Aspden...Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Sarah...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...Was the youngest Team USA swimmer to earn a medal at either the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio...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.