As a child she was taunted - and told she couldn't swim. But that was the the catalyst which drove Claire Cashmore to take the bully on - and win - and to achieve two silvers and a bronze at the London 2012 paralympic games.
Now the 24-year old has been inspiring other young swimmers at a school in Kent. Charlotte Wilkins has the story
An endurance swimmer from Gosport is preparing to swim around five islands between May and September this year. Anna Wardley, 36, took part in a charity swim across the channel in 2007. She hopes to set a world record by swimming 150 miles in five months.
£75,000 of Olympic legacy funding will be spent to improve sports facilities in Oxfordshire. The money is part of the Inspired Facilities Fund which is designed to ensure that the Olympics and Paralympics have a lasting impact outside of London.
One of the first areas to benefit from the scheme is Blackbird Lees. A new competition standard pool will be built with a moveable floor to help those learning to swim. More than 350 community groups across the UK will receive grants.