BRIDPORT: Children in Dorset are being encouraged to enter a competition aimed at finding the nation’s most inspiring swimmers.

Baby and toddler swim school Water Babies say there are no set competition categories, but anyone nominated must be a child who has done something amazing when it comes to water.

Co-founder of Water Babies Paul Thompson said: “We teach 41,000 babies and toddlers to swim every week so it’s safe to say we are the biggest fans of this nation’s little splashers.

“We want to give Little Heroes the credit they deserve and encourage parents to get their own little ones water safe from as young an age as possible, so they can do great things too.” Although the awards are set to celebrate positive swimming stories, the inspiration for the awards is a serious matter.

Research commissioned by Water Babies this year revealed that half of parents surveyed said they didn’t believe their child could save themselves if they got into trouble in the water.

To nominate a child in the Little Heroes awards, email their full name, age, story and your contact details to by August 29.

Each winner will receive a Water Babies Little Heroes trophy and a bundle of toys.