Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds will be back in the Midlands this weekend to start British Gas' SwimBritain challenge.
The four-person relay event aims to encourage 500,000 people to swim more regularly by 2015.
Ellie will open the event at Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre this morning, and will be joined by Olympians Ross Davenport, Amy Smith and Joe Roebuck.
Eighteen-year-old Ellie, from Walsall, is a four-time Paralympic gold medallist and World Champion.
More top news
A Birmingham man suspected of murdering two pensioners - including an 80-year-old Halesowen woman - has been found dead in his prison cell.
More than 2,000 people have signed a petition to save a Grade I listed Warwickshire windmill from development.
Sunny spells on Monday will give way to showers later in the week