Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds is back in the water today as she tries to win her second gold of the London 2012 Paralympics.
Simmonds, 17, who has dwarfism, starts her campaign for the SM6 200m individual medley at the aquatics centre facing strong opposition.
Simmonds, at two-time gold medal winner from the Beijing Games at the age of 13, is in a heat with ParalympicsGB team mates including Natalie Jones, 27, the bronze medallist in the event from Beijing 2008 and Liz Johnson, 26.
Johnson, who took the oath on behalf of all athletes at the Paralympic opening ceremony, is one of Britain's most successful Paralympic swimmers. She won gold in the SB6 100m breaststroke at the Beijing Paralympics.
Her appearance comes as the nation embraces the Games, which are expected to welcome their one millionth visitor on Tuesday