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.
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.
Strictly Come Dancing star Mark Foster was in Bristol today, showing off both his footwork and his swimming skills. The former world freestyle champion officially opened the city's 35 million pound leisure centre at Hengrove Park. Richard Payne reports.