Helen and Darrell Hynd, parents of Nottingham swimmers Oliver and Sam, say the competition between the brothers ends as soon as they leave the pool, adding they are incredibly close and "just like all other normal brothers."
Nottinghamshire is getting ready to welcome home Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead.
Have you or your children been inspired by our Paralympians? To help find their local club, ITV Central has created a map showing them.
A post box will be painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Birmingham-born cyclist David Stone's Paralympic gold medal success.