Oliver Hynd swam on to the world scene in 2011, securing a spot at his first major championships with his performances at the British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
The S8 swimmer impressed later in the year at the IPC European Championships in Berlin, achieving gold in 200m Individual Medley as well as 400m Freestyle silver and 100m Backstroke bronze.
His success in international swimming continued as he made his Paralympic debut at London 2012 alongside his brother Sam. Hynd ensured he did not go back to Nottinghamshire empty handed; taking a silver in S8 400m Freestyle, bronze in S8 100m Backstroke, and a gold in SM8 200m Individual Medley, smashing his previous European record in the latter.
Hynd added IPC World Championship gold medals over 400m Free and 200m IM in Montreal in 2013 and was also appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.
In 2014, he added the Commonwealth SM8 200m Individual Medley title to his collection as well as claiming double gold (200m IM, 400m Free) at his second IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.