Quick facts


August 8, 2003




Surrey, B.C.


Para Swimming


Lima 2019

Paris 2024

Arianna Hunsicker earned her first career Paralympic Games Para swimming team nomination in 2024.

She’s been quickly climbing the international ranks. She earned eighth place in the S10 100-metre freestyle event at the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships in Manchester.

At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Hunsicker placed sixth in the 50-m freestyle and eighth in the 100-m backstroke.

In 2019, she made an outstanding Games debut earning five bronze medals at the Paranpan Ams in Lima, Peru. She was third in the  50m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m individual medley and women’s 4X100m medley relay.

She took swimming lessons at age eight, joined her first club at 12 and started competitive swimming in 2017. She has always been a member of the Surrey Club.

Aurélie Rivard is her idol. Like Hunsicker she has a hand disability and also competes in the S10 class. Hunsicker remembers competing against her at her first national competition in 2017. ‘’She was so much faster than me and I looked up to her.’’

Hunsicker enjoys her teammates and gains a lot of energy being around them. She says the sport has given her opportunities. When not in the pool Hunsicker works with War Amps Child Amputee Program (CHAMPS) mentoring younger kids in the organisation.


2022, 2023 World Championships… Won five bronze medals at the 2019 Parapan American Games… Won five medals at 2017 Canada Games…


Born with partial left hand… Pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at Concordia University


2023 World Championships 100m freestyle 8th

2022 World Championships 50m freestyle 6th

2022 World Championships 100m backstroke 8th

2019 Parapan American Games 50m freestyle 3rd

2019 Parapan American Games 100m backstroke 3rd

2019 Parapan American Games 200 individual medley 3rd

2019 Parapan American Games 400m freestyle 3rd

2019 Parapan American Games 4X100m medley relay 3rd