A medal winning Paralympian from Hatfield Swimming Club is in with a shout of another top prize after being named in Team GB's team for Paris.

Louise Fiddes claimed a silver in the SB14 100m breaststroke and a SM14 200m individual medley bronze in the COVID disrupted 2020 Tokyo games.

She backed that up with bronze in the S14 200m freestyle at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham but is now turning her attention to the big one, as part of a 26-strong GB squad.

Fiddes, who comes from Welwyn, is one of 11 GB swimmers to have experienced the Paralympics before, with the squad eager to match and better the 26 medals they won in the pool in Tokyo.

The swimming squad is the first from GB to be named for the showcase in the French capital, which starts on August 28 and runs through to September 8, with Britain expecting to send around 230 athletes from 19 sports.

ParalympicsGB team boss Penny Briscoe said: "Our 26 swimmers represent an exciting mix of youth and experience, and there’s no doubt they all have fantastic potential to make Great Britain proud in Paris this summer.

"I’m really excited to see the ParalympicsGB team start to take shape and look forward to welcoming athletes from all corners of the UK in the coming weeks and months."

Aquatics GB associate performance director Tim Jones added: "Our athlete cohort has evolved significantly since the Tokyo Games, and with 15 first-time Paralympians on the team, we know we have great potential to be very successful in Paris.

"Amongst our more experienced team members we’ve also seen some positive performance developments across this cycle to build on results from the past.

"We travel to the Games with a high-quality group of well-supported swimmers from a diverse range of training locations, which is testament to the hard work and commitment from a large number of clubs and their coaches.

"With the team now unveiled, we will forge ahead in the coming months with the comprehensive plans we have put in place for this important pre-Games preparation phase, and I have every confidence we will arrive in Paris ready deliver our best possible performance."

At Tokyo 2020 ParalympicsGB won medals across 18 different sports, the highest number of any nation ever.

They ended up second on the medal table with 124 medals overall, including 41 gold, 38 silver and 45 bronze.

The Olympic Games will begin on July 26 and run to August 11.