Chris Hanaway

Swimming Athlete  |  Nevada County


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Chris has been involved in Special Olympics since 2018 and competes in swimming, basketball, bowling and flag football. Special Olympics gave Chris the chance to play on a team for the first time, and he enjoys making new friends and attending Summer Games. He is a sophomore at Placer High School and has been training hard for the USA Games, even buying a wetsuit so he could continue practicing during the winter.


Chris on going to the USA Games:

“It feels awesome to be picked to compete and I am super excited about the Games. I can’t wait to go to Florida!”


Chris' events & results:

  • 100-yard freestyle: GOLD
  • 50-yard freestyle: SILVER
  • 25-yard backstroke: 6TH PLACE



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