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Ellie encourages swimmers

Double paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds from Walsall has been in Coventry encouraging people to get swimming.

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Paralympic champion Ellie reveals her own inspiration

Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds has spoken about what inspired her to go for gold.

At an event in Coventry today, the gold medallist was herself trying to inspire others to dive in and get involved in swimming regularly.

She told ITV Central watching Nyree Kindred - formerly Lewis - in Athens 2004 encouraged her to become a Paralympian.

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