Brendan Hansen - Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer

Brendan Hanson - Havertown

Brendan Joseph Hansen was born in 1981 and grew up in Havertown, Delaware County. He is a competitive swimmer who specializes in breaststroke events. He is a six-time (three gold, one silver, two bronze) Olympic medalist, and is also a former world record-holder in both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke.

He has won a total of twenty-five medals in major competitions spanning the Olympics, the World Championships and the Pan Pacific Championships. He has been competing since 2001 and is known for his unique style of breaststroke, which incorporates a kick that is much narrower than other swimmers.

Most recently, Brendan was a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team and won the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke and a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay.

Hansen is also a former record holder of the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, as well as the 4x100-meter medley, long and short course.