Ollie Hynd Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    27 Oct 1994
  • Coach

    Glenn Smith
  • Club

    Nova Centurion
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    Paralympic, World and European Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 16
    • 9
    • 5
Ollie Hynd Torso

Ollie Hynd MBE is a Paralympic, world, European and Commonwealth Champion and is one of the few athletes in Para-Swimming to hold all of those titles at the same time.

Hynd (England) had highly successful second outing at the IPC Swimming World Championships in the summer of 2015, winning a double gold in the S8 400m Freestyle and SM8 200m Individual Medley. A third medal in the form of a bronze came for Hynd in the S8 100m Backstroke event. Medals in the same three events at BPSIM 2015 earlier in the year saw him qualify for the Worlds team.

In 2014, he added the Commonwealth SM8 200m Individual Medley title to his collection as well as claiming double gold (200m IM, 400m Freestyle) at his second IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.

Hynd added IPC World Championship gold medals over 400m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley in Montreal in 2013 and was also appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.

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.

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. 

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S8 200m Freestyle 2014 2:08.71 WR
S8 400m Freestyle 2015 4:24.32 WR
S8 50m Backstroke 2014 31.82 BR
S8 100m Backstroke 2013 1:05.10
S8 100m Butterfly 2011 1:07.11
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2015 2:22.40 ER
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S8 400m Freestyle 2015 4:22.43
S8 50m Backstroke 2011 33.62
S8 100m Backstroke 2013 1:05.49 BR
S8 100m Butterfly 2010 1:07.16
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 400m Freestyle 2012 - London 4:27.88 Silver
S8 100m Backstroke 2012 - London 1:08.35 Bronze
S8 100m Butterfly 2012 - London 1:07.62 12th
SM8 200Individual Medley 2012 - London 2:24.63 Gold
IPC World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 400m Freestlye 2015 - Glasgow 4:24.32 Gold
S8 100m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:06.08 Bronze
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2015 - Glasgow 2:22.40 Silver
S8 400m Freestyle 2013 - Montreal 4:27.67 Gold
S8 100m Backstroke 2013 - Montreal 1:05.10 Bronze
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Montreal 2:22.76 Gold
IPC European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S8 100m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 59.88 Silver
S8 400m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 4:24.77 Gold
S8 100m Backstroke 2016 - Funchal 1:06.56 Gold
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Funchal 2:35.60 Gold
S8 400m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 4:31.66 Gold
S8 100m Backstroke 2014 - Eindhoven 1:06.74 4th
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Eindhoven 2:25.22 Gold
34pt 4x100m Medley 2014 - Eindhoven 4:20.70 Silver
S8 100m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 1:01.70 5th
S8 400m Freestyle 2011 - Berlin 4:32.16 Silver
S8 100m Backstroke 2011 - Berlin 1:07.95 Bronze
S8 100m Butterfly 2011 - Berlin 1:07.11 7th
SM8 200m Individual Medley 2011 - Berlin 2:25.75 Gold
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 4:24.69 Gold
MC 100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:05.27 Silver
MC 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:38.77 38th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:24.51 Gold
MC 400m Freestyle 2015 - Glasgow 4:31.03 Gold
MC 100m Backstroke 2015 - Glasgow 1:06.21 Silver
MC 200m Individual Medley 2015 - Glasgow 2:24.00 Silver
MC 400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 4:27.64 Gold
MC 100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:06.75 5th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:27.76 49th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2014 - Glasgow 2:26.07 Silver
MC 400m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 4:30.65 Silver
MC 100m Backstroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:07.16 4th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 2:26.40 4th
MC 100m Freestyle 2012 - Sheffield 1:02.54 27th
MC 100m Butterfly 2012 -Sheffield 1:09.27 22nd
MC 200m Individual Medley 2012 - Sheffield 2:29.79 6th