A NATIONAL competition is under way to find the most inspiring young swimmers across Trafford.

The Little Heroes competition has been launched by toddler swim school Water Babies.

There are no set categories as the only criteria is that anyone nominated must be a child who has done something amazing when it comes to water including saving another child's life or swimming a long distance and/or who has raised money through swimming.

Although the awards are set to celebrate positive swimming stories, the inspiration for the awards is a very serious matter.

Research commissioned by the school 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, email their full name, age, story and your contact details to littleheroes@bwpgroup.com by Friday, August 29.