Meet The Team - Oliver Hynd

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Oliver Hynd






5ft 7in

Training base

Nova Centurion


Glenn Smith

Paralympic History


In Action

S8 100m Butterfly on 30th August
S8 400m Freestyle on 31st August
S8 100m Backstroke on 4th September
SM8 200m Individual Medley on 5th September

Did you know?

  • Oli is a lifelong Manchester United fan.
  • Oli aspires to be like swimmer Michael Phelps. He remembers seeing Michael in action during the 2004 Athens Olympics and is looking forward to seeing him at London 2012.
  • Oli had to go through a reclassification back in 2009. He used to be an S10 but was reclassifed as an S8 after a review.

Oliver's Career

Oli broke through onto the world scene in 2011, having been re-classified to S8 at the beginning of the year. He sealed a spot on his first major championship team at the British International Disability Swimming Championships before impressing at the Europeans in Berlin, winning 100m Backstroke bronze, 400m Freestyle silver and 200m Individual Medley gold. Oli's European record of 2:25.75 to win gold was the fastest time in the world last season. He made light work of qualifying for his first Paralympics at London 2012, winning MC 400m Freestyle silver at the British Gas Swimming Championships in London Aquatics Centre in a time that would have been enough to beat his brother Sam to gold at last year's European Championships.

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