Andrew "Swanny" Swanson


Andrew has been a lifelong athlete competing in a plethora of sports from an early age. Born in the desert, Andrew took the path less wandered of an Arizona teen when he made ice hockey his main focus sport, with a strong hobby of snowboarding on the side. It was during his high school career that he fell in love with high intensity lifting, however didn’t discover CrossFit until July 2012 a few months after moving to Minnesota. A vivid memory of Andrew’s first CrossFit WOD (Fight Gone Bad), was becoming a puddle of sweat on the ground, while gasping for air after struggling with pressing a bar that had never felt so heavy, jumping to a box that had never seemed so high, and rowing his heart out without managing to gain any calories on the insanely fit what appeared to be super-humans on either side of him. The next morning upon waking, it was the feeling of being in a fight that had gone really, really bad. However, that left him wanting redemption and he’s been hooked ever since. After completing a year of successful personal training at Lifetime Fitness, Andrew jumped on the opportunity to become a coach at Tangletown CrossFit. He is now in his sixth year of CrossFit and uses CrossFit to make sure his body is ready to perform for the upcoming Ice Cross Downhill season, better known as Redbull’s Crashed Ice.

In his spare time you can find Andrew doing a wide variety of things, such as practicing for ice cross, working on his car, fabricating projects, and of course CrossFitting.


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective exercise specialist
  • NASM Performance enhancement specialist
  • American Heart Association CPR/AED