Para swimming


Surrey, B.C.


Arianna Hunsicker 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.


Canadian Paralympic champion and world record holder my sport class (s10). 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.


Won five medals at 2017 Canada Games… Bronze medal at international meet in Poland in 2018.



Born with partial left hand… Greys Anatomy is her favorite TV show and has inspired her to pursue a career in medicine.

Year Type
Host City
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
5 bronze medals

5 bronze medals