Headshot Krystal Shaw

Krystal Shaw

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para swimming

Hometown

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
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
medal-silver
medal-bronze

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2009 Canada Summer Games and IPC World Championships.

 

PERSONAL

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.