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David Wiseman

Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

A former Captain with the Yorkshire Regiment, David was shot in the chest whilst conducting a fighting patrol that came into contact with the Taliban. The round entered his shoulder and travelled the length of his torso, ricocheting on his ribs before coming to rest in his right lung; where it resides to this day. In 2012 he was also diagnosed with PTSD, manageable thanks to the fantastic treatment he received alongside his physical rehabilitation.

Since leaving the Army, David has dedicated a huge amount of personal and profession energy to helping other wounded personnel use sport as a vehicle for their recovery. A highlight was David's involvement in helping to bring the Invictus Games to life in 2014. He worked behind the scenes as part of team running the Games as well as competing in the Aquatics Centre, winning two Gold and two silver medals. This has driven him to incorporate swimming as an important part of his life. David said “For the first time ever, I've joined a swimming club and regularly train with the York City Baths Club, Masters Squad.” This year he is truly honoured to serve the team as UK Team Captain.