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.
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