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.
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.
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.
A charity has teamed up with the RNLI to encourage people to be safe when swimming as children try to cool off.
The Amateur Swimming Association will be launching a water safety initiative in Bude today after it found that 17% of parents in the South West say their child has got into difficulties in water. This summer they'll be running courses to try to give children confidence when out in open water.
There's been early success in the pool for our West Country swimmers at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Plymouth's Ben Proud won his heat in the men's 50metres butterfly to go through to tonight's semi-finals as the fastest qualifier.
Exeter's Liam Tancock qualified for the semi-finals of the men's 100metres backstroke with a second-placed finish in his heat.