Nick Harris

"My goal is to continue being an advocate for those like me who were faced with tremendous adversity. Anything is possible, and it's easier because of Swim With Mike's support."

On June 27, 2014, while spending time at a lake near his hometown of Sonora, CA Nick sustained a spinal cord injury. He dove into the water and hit a sandbar severing the C 6/7 vertebrae in his neck and paralysis from the chest down. Prior to his injury, Nick was a competitive athlete playing varsity baseball, and competing in motocross and mountain biking. Nick continues to pursue his passion for sports and outdoor activities where he enjoys riding his adaptive mountain bike on trails with friends and family, and fishing with his dad. He enjoys tackling challenges head on. In addition to his extracurricular activities, Nick actively volunteers as a peer mentor with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Though this organization, he provides mentorship to those facing various forms of adversity. He is also an adaptive athlete with the High Fives Foundation.

Nick graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Psychology in spring 2024.