When you’re an elite-level sports star standing still with your performance levels is simply not an option.
Aside from the fierce competition all around as rivals look to knock you off your lofty pedestal, the inner fires burn deep with the desire to achieve total perfection.
And, despite becoming the first person in the history of disability swimming to hold all four major titles at the same time, Kirkby’s Ollie Hynd says he wants to get even faster.
The record-breaking 19 year-old, who suffers from neuromuscular myopathy and associated limb deformities, wrote himself into sporting history in July when he secured gold in the 200m SM8 medley at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
That glorious gold added to the 200m SM8 individual medley European title he won in Berlin in 2011, the Paralmypic title gained at London 2012 and the World Championship crown in Montreal in 2013.
Ollie then claimed a further gold during the IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven.
In our video, Ollie reflects on that success and his future career hopes.