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Plymouth Leander's newest star brought home a gold and silver medal at the Short Course Championships in Israel.
The swimmer helped the Dutch team storm to victory in the 200m Medley Relay where she swam an impressive 29.27 second breaststroke leg - breaking the previous European Senior Record.
She also took silver in the 100m breaststroke individual final, and came painfully close to a medal, finishing in fourth, in the 50m final.
Leander coach Jon Rudd was invited to work alongside Nijhuis on the Netherlands team to assist her over the five days of competition against Europe’s best.
At the same time a further young hopeful from the club was representing Great Britain at the Ontario International Meet in Canada.
Laura Stephens was rewarded with three silver medals in the 50m, 100m, and 200m Butterfly finals.
Three beaches in the West Country have failed to meet new EU standards for bathing water.
Ilfracombe, Instow and East Looe were all rated as 'poor', and by May next year they'll have to be signs up to advise against swimming.
Water quality can be affected by rainwater and sewage.
Plymouth Leander swimmer Ruta Meilutyte has taken a silver medal at the World Championships in Kazan.
The talented teenager and Olympic Gold Medallist, who attends Plymouth College, was just short of her best in the 100m breaststroke final.
Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson has opened the newly-refurbished 2012 Legacy Pool in Bath.
It is one of only two National Training Centres in the country. And it's come at just the right time with the swimming World Championships in just over a month and the Rio Olympics a little over a year away.
Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth was at the opening, along with some other major swimming stars.
Plymouth swimmer Ben Proud, a double gold medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was burgled over the Christmas break but is relieved that the thief or thieves did not steal his medals.
The 20-year-old was away visiting family in London with his brother Oliver when their flat in Devonport was raided over Christmas. They made the discovery when they returned home on Saturday.
Unfortunate way to end the Christmas break having been robbed while away. Lost a lot of sentimental valuables that can't be replaced.
Good news is that my Commonwealth medals are still in safe keeping! Gotta take the good from the bad! http://t.co/9jgD1pGGBM
The main pool and learner pool at Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter will remain closed today (Friday 7 November) as the water temperature heats up following essential maintenance yesterday.
It is hoped that the pool will be back in operation on Saturday.
In the meantime, swimmers are advised to use Pyramids Leisure Centre or Northbrook Swimming Pool.
Plymouth-born endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh will be completing the last leg of his campaign to swim the Seven Seas today. It's all part of his initiative to highlight the need for marine areas to be better protected. He started the expedition in the Mediterranean early this month and will finish at the Thames Barrier today.