David Hill

 “I’m passionate about providing opportunities for people who really deserve a break. The athlete in me has a burning desire to keep growing, to keep learning, but it’s empowering others that inspires me to be the best person I can.” 


David Hill has always done things his own way. A Paralympian at 15, his international swimming career spanned 12 years and included medals at World and European championships. He retired from the pool in 2012, only to embrace his next challenge: the triathlon. In 2016 he reached the pinnacle of his second sport, finishing 10th in the para-triathlon at the Rio Paralympics.

Passionate about helping others, David now devotes his energy to athlete mentoring, charity work and supporting young people who are no longer in education, employment or training. He also somehow finds time to work as a furniture designer and joiner, achievements made more impressive by the fact that he was born with no lower left forearm.

David’s successes, alongside his devotion to The Ability People, prove what can be accomplished when people choose to do things differently.