AquaPlane has helped a six-year-old boy born with no arms learn how to swim.​

Swimming coach-turned inventor Chris Shore saw an inspirational video on the Internet of six-year-old Ismail Zulfic, from Bosnia, learning to swim.

Three times a week Ismail’s cash-strapped parents drive him nearly 50 miles from their home in the city of Zenia to swimming lessons in Sarajevo.

There is a lack of state support for disabled children in Bosnia and Chris wanted to help so he tracked down Ismail and sent him an Aquaplane – his revolutionary aeroplane-shaped swimming aid.

Chris, 28, said: “Ismail didn’t have access to any sufficient swimming equipment so we wanted to help.

“I’m overwhelmed seeing Ismail’s face light up when he is wearing the Aquaplane.”

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