Headshot Krystal Shaw

Krystal Shaw



Para swimming


Vancouver, B.C.

Krystal Shaw started swimming at age nine as she wanted to get involved in sport to help with her muscle development. At age 14 she competed at the Canada Games with the Saskatchewan provincial team where she won a bronze medal. In 2009, she was a member of Canada’s national Para swimming team and competed at the IPC World Championships that season.


She had to take a seven-year break from swimming at around age 15, after a blood clot developed in her leg and she was not allowed to swim. Seven years later she was cleared and has resumed her career.

Year Type
Host City
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
3 silver medals

3 silver medals

1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals


2009 Canada Summer Games and IPC World Championships.



Born with a joint disabling condition called arthrogryposis… Moose Jaw wheelchair basketball star Lisa Franks is one of her role models… She has a sister Stephanie… She works in sales at Access Communications.