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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.

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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.

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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

Borders swimmer selected for Glasgow 2014

Lucy Hope from the Borders will compete in Glasgow this summer Credit: Team Scotland

A swimmer from the Scottish Borders has been selected for the Commonwealth Games. Lucy Hope, who's from Melrose, will compete in the 4x200 metre freestyle event at the Games which begin in Glasgow in July.

Team Scotland is sending its largest ever Aquatics Team Credit: Team Scotland

Team Scotland is sending its largest Aquatics team ever to a Commonwealth Games, with 38 swimmers and two divers selected for Glasgow 2014. Scotland has won a total of 73 medals in aquatics(including 20 gold), more than any other sport.

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