Ellie Simmonds: Swimming with Dolphins

Long before achieving Paralympic success, swimmer Ellie Simmonds was advised by her trainer to swim like a dolphin by emulating the creature's graceful movements through the water. Since then it's been her dream to swim with them...

Long before achieving Paralympic success, swimmer Ellie Simmonds was advised by her trainer to swim like a dolphin by emulating the creature’s graceful movements through the water.

Since then it’s been Ellie’s dream to not just swim like a dolphin, but to swim with a whole pod of them!

In this one-off documentary, the 21-year-old winner of four Paralympic gold medals heads to Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique, to make that dream become a reality.

She’ll be free-diving in the ocean so she will first need to master some breath-holding techniques, learn how to avoid a burst ear-drum and conquer her fear of open water.