Tributes to Channel swimmer

The coach of Susan Taylor, who died in a charity swim across the Channel, has said she was "always smiling". Susan got into difficulty whilst attempting the challenge in a bid to raise money for Rainbows Hospice and Diabetes UK.

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Coach: 'Susan was always smiling and enthusiastic'

Coach of swimmer Susan Taylor. Credit: ITV News

The coach of Susan Taylor, who died in a charity swim across the Channel, said in a press conference that she was "always smiling".

He said: "Susan was always smiling and was fully enthusiastic, whilst never being a champion. I could always rely on her physical strength to give 150 percent.

"She was a very big team player."

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