Ellis heading into trials in great form

MARLPOOL swimmer David Ellis will be going into next month’s Paralympics trials in great shape after more success in the pool.

Just over a fortnight ago, he set a new British record in the 50m breaststroke at Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Partially sighted David, 25, then emerged with three silver medals at last weekend’s multi-disability zonal district meet at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

The medals were gained by finishing second in the 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke.

He now turns his attention to the trials for this year’s Paralympics in London which are taking part in the Olympic Pool in the first week in March.

David will be up against able bodied and disabled swimmers as he attempts to qualify in five events, the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m breasstroke, 200ms individual medley and 100m butterfly.

He is currently the fifth fastest person in Great Britain in his favourite, the 100-metres breaststroke.