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Haley Beranbaum



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
S5, SB5, SM5

Further personal information

Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Higher education
Pikes Peak Community College: Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 13 in Everett, WA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
She was part of a musical theatre, but grew tired of it and switched to football. Her mother thought a fast-moving game with a hard ball was not a good idea, and persuaded her daughter to pursue swimming.
Training Regime
She trains at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, United States of America.

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her father Michael. (Athlete, 30 Oct 2011)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Ryan Lochte, US para-swimmer Erin Popovich. (Athlete, 30 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If someone else can do it, so can I." (Athlete, 30 Oct 2011)
Famous relatives
Her grandmother Rose Levy Beranbaum is an author of cookery books. (, 01 Feb 2011)
She was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (, 25 Aug 2011)
Other information
She has spoken at schools to spread awareness of achondroplasia. "She's always had a [high] level of confidence. Swimming has really cemented that in her," her father Michael said. (, 15 Feb 2011)


Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2013-08-12 8
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2013-08-12 7
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2013-08-14 9
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 2 2013-08-15 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final 1 2013-08-15 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2013-08-16 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 1 2016-09-15 5