Sam Hynd

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Sam Hynd
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Personal information
Born (1991-07-03) 3 July 1991 (age 27)
Height1.73m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Country United Kingdom
SportParalympic swimming
ClubSwansea HPC / Swansea Performance
Coached byBilly Pye

Sam Hynd (born 3 July 1991) was a British para-swimmer. He competed in the Paralympics as a S8 classification swimmer, having club feet and mild form of muscular dystrophy.[1]

Hynd achieved significant success in the 400m Freestyle, winning gold at the 2008 Summer Paralympics,[2] the 2009 and 2011 IPC European Championships, and the 2009 IPC World Championships.[3] Oliver Hynd, Sam's younger brother, finished in second place at the 2011 European event.[4]

Sam retired from competitive swimming in February 2014, at the age of 22.


  1. ^ "Sam Hynd". Channel 4. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Sam Hynd profile page". British Swimming & The ASA. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Mother's pride for swimming sons Sam and Oliver Hynd". BBC News. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2012.