Ellie Simmonds on quest to encourage thousands to swim

Ellie Simmonds is encouraging more people to swim this summer Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Paralympic champion swimmer Ellie Simmonds is taking time out from preparing for the World Championships this summer to encourage more people to take a dip.

The Walsall Paralympian will swim in Coventry at the end of August as part of the Swim Britain event. It aims to get 500,000 more people swimming more regularly by 2015.