A woman from Somerset has made history by becoming the first person to swim from Cornwall to the Scillies.
Beth French, who's from Milverton, set off from Porthcurno yesterday lunchtime. She arrived on St Mary's this morning, completing the swim in 17 hours and 28 minutes. She said via twitter "I have an awesome body - mission completed!".
A woman from Somerset is aiming to become the first person to swim from the Cornish mainland to the Isles of Scilly.
What makes Beth French's story more amazing, is that as a teenager she suffered from ME, which left her in a wheelchair.
The start of the Commonwealth Games is now less than three months away and today nine University of Bath National Training Centre swimmers were selected to represent England.
It will be a new experience for the majority of them but, as our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth reports, they're relishing the chance to shine in Glasgow.
A woman who used to suffer from the debilitating illness ME is trying to become the first person in the world to swim the 26 miles from Land's End to the Isles of Scilly.
Beth French from Milverton in Somerset had to use a wheelchair when she was a teenager but says when she recovered she found she had so much energy she wanted to make the most of it. She trains by towing her five year old son behind her in a dinghy.
David Woodland reports.
The Team England Swimming squad for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be announced later this morning. As many as seven members of the Bath University Intensive Training Centre are expected to be included.
Liz Johnson is celebrating winning bronze in the SB6 100m breaststroke final at the Paralympic Games.
The University of Bath-based swimmer, who has cerebral palsy, finished third behind Ukraine’s Viktoriia Savtsova, who set a Paralympic record, and Britain’s Charlotte Henshaw who took silver.
The swimmer’s bronze means she now has a full set of medals, after winning silver in Athens eight years ago and gold in Beijing in 2008.
“I’ve never had a bronze medal, so now I’ve got the full set at the Paralympics,” she said. “I’m definitely glad I got a medal in front of the home crowd.”
Bath student Michael Jamieson reacts to his 200m breaststroke silver win. He set a British record of 2:07.43 – his third GB record in three swims over the distance at the Olympics.
University of Bath swimmer Michael Jamieson has won a silver medal in the men's 200m breaststroke final.
He narrowly lost to Hungarian Daniel Gyurta, who took the gold in a world record time of 2:07.28.
Jamieson's training partner Andrew Willis finished 8th.