You can be a once a week club swimmer or one of your country’s top athletes but we all have our heroes and Great Britain’s Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion Ollie Hynd is no different.
After breaking onto the scene at the 2011 IPC Swimming European Championships the 20-year-old S8 swimmer has gone from strength-to-strength winning 200m individual medley gold at every major Championships and Paralympic Games from 2011 to 2014 including in front of a home crowd at London 2012.
Hynd will be one to watch at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championship in Glasgow, Great Britain, from July 13-19 but before then the champion swimmer spoke to us about his three inspirational figures for #SuperheroSunday.
1. Michael Phelps
Obviously with swimming it would have to be him. Just purely from what he’s done in the pool and for the sport of swimming.
2. Glenn Smith (Hynd’s swimming coach)
He is always willing to go the extra mile to help me and improve my performance. He is a selfless and dedicated coach, and without him, I wouldn’t have achieved what I have in my career as a swimmer!
3. Jack Johnson (musician)
Guitar is a passion of mine and I love his style of music!
Tickets and media accreditation for Glasgow 2015 are still available, with tickets starting at GBP 10/15 for adults for heats/finals. Children under 16 go free (terms and conditions apply).