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Olympic and Paralympic swimmers inspire younger generation to swim

Some of our Olympic and Paralympic stars are in Coventry hoping to inspire athletes of the future.

Gold medallist Ollie Hynd, from Mansfield, is among those travelling around the country on The British Swimming Heroes Tour.

It stops at five different cities, encouraging young people to take a dip.

School children and competition winners were given master classes at an event hoping to build on the Olympic legacy.

Ollie Hynd, Olympic swimming gold medalist, Claire Cashmore, Paralympic swimming bronze and double silver medalist and Michael Jamieson Olympic swimming silver medalist tell ITV Central what the experience was like.

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