Name: Jamal Hill
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Backstroke
Classification: S10, SB9, SM10
Height: 6-4
DOB: 2/24/1995
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Inglewood, Calif.
High School: Junipero Serra High School (San Mateo, Calif.) '13
College: Hiram College, Physics
Team/Club: Golden Rebel Aquatics
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020), one-time Paralympic medalist (Bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Bronze (50-meter freestyle)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 2nd (100-meter freestyle)
  • 2018 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Para National Championships, 1st (100-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle), 2nd (100-meter backstroke)
Personal: At a young age Hill struggled with some basic movements and was hospitalized for a few weeks as a young boy after becoming paralyzed when he got the flu...It wasn’t until he was 23 that his parents told him specifically that he had a condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a neurological condition that affects the muscles in his arms and legs...Hill has a goal of teaching one million people how to swim through his foundation, Swim Uphill...Son of James Hill and Sandra Floyd-Hill...Trains at the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, California, where he was once used to be a club member...Hobbies include business building, marketing, branding, picnics, reading, listening to audio books, coaching and surfing.