Brian Hill

Born with a genetic retinal disorder that results in only 10 per cent vision, Brian Hill is one of Canada’s finest Para swimmers and this year gained a spot on his fourth Paralympic Games team. He enjoyed a solid 2011 season, highlighted by strong performances at the Para Pan Pacific Championships and Can Am Championships.

This past spring at the Paralympic trials his highlights included second spot in the 100 backstroke (all classifications combined), and third in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.

Hill is a three-time Paralympic Games medallist, having won silver in Sydney 2000 in the 100m butterfly and two bronze in Athens in 2004, in the 100m backstroke and 400m freestyle.

He also won two silver and three gold medals at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hill credits his love of training and competing for remaining involved in the sport.

Hill’s girlfriend is Karine Thomas, a member of Canada’s Olympic synchronized swimming team. Originally from Duncan, B.C., Hill moved to Montreal after the 2004 Paralympics.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Butterfly - Mengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Mensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming100m Butterfly - Mensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Menbronze
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 7
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 9
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 17
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 23
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 5
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 12
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 5
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 14
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 5
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 4
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 8
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 8
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 4
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 5
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 6
Games Sport Event Result
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 1