A pair of Paralympians swam lengths in east London to mark the launch of National Paralympic Day.

Both Amy Marren and Chloe Davies competed in swimming events at the 2012 Paralympics when they were 13.

The duo took to the pool at the London Aquatics Centre once more on Monday, July 6, as part of the launch celebration for the July 26 event.

“We want to get more young people involved in the sport,” said Chloe, who finished fifth in the 100m backstroke at the 2012 Games.

“We have definitely seen more interest in sport from young people with disabilities since the games.”

Events will take place across the country on National Paralympic Day, all aimed at getting young people with disabilities into sport.

At the Aquatic Centre a UK swimming team will compete against a Rest of the World all-star squad.

Last year’s event drew a capacity crowd and one local girl wants history to repeat itself.

Amy grew up in Newham and came fourth in the 400m freestyle at London 2012.

She said: “If people buy tickets to the event, it will be a chance for them to relive the London 2012 games.

“It would be great to see lots of people there – having a big crowd really spurs you on.”

As 16-year-olds, Amy and Chloe are still juniors in their sport and are both keen to take part in the Rio 2016 Games.

Tickets for the event, which begins at 11am cost from £10 and are available here.