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Cockermouth swimmer goes for gold

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Cockermouth swimmer Luke Greenbank will be competing in the semi-finals of the 200 metre backstroke at the European Games this afternoon.

Yesterday he won gold in the 100 metres backstroke at the competition in Baku.

The seventeen-year-old was fastest in the heats for today's race and if he gets through, he'll take part in the final tomorrow.

Scottish swimmers compete in European Special Olympics

A pair of swimmers from the Border region are in action this week at the Special Olympics European games.

They've travelled from Dumfries and Galloway to Antwerp in Belgium, to take part in the sporting event for those with learning disabilities.

Lauren Hall's been finding out how they're getting on.


The Big Chill

Five hundred swimmers brave the cold in order to take part in the open water event at Coniston.

Early swimmers take to the water. Credit: ITV Border
Safety boats on hand to protect those taking part. Credit: ITV Border
Competitors tackle the five mile course around the lake. Credit: ITV Border
The final finishers expected to hit home around 3pm. Credit: ITV Border
Idyllic setting and conditions for the race. Credit: ITV Border
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