DORSET swimming sensation Jay Lelliott begins his quest for a Commonwealth Games medal in the pool tomorrow morning (10.30am).

Dorchester-born Lelliott, 27, is a former Tornadoes swimmer and grew up on Portland before switching to the University of Bath and progressing to represent Sheffield.

Lelliott is doubling up at Birmingham 2022, with chances coming in the 200m butterfly and 200m backstroke.

The Dorset man qualified for the fly courtesy of recording 1:57.77 at April's British Championships, finishing second behind seven-time Commonwealth medallist James Guy.

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Lelliott opens his campaign at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre tomorrow, competing in heat two of the 200m butterfly where he has been drawn in lane one.

Lelliott must overcome Australian trio Kieren Pollard, Brendon Smith and Bowen Gough, plus Seychelles star Simon Bachmann.

Mohammed Rihan Shiham of the Maldives and Ethan Stubbs-Green of Antigua & Barbuda complete the heat line-up.

Should Lelliott gain passage to the final, he will line up the very same evening at 7.28pm.

He then has a day off before returning to the pool for Tuesday’s 200m backstroke heats.

Lelliott swims in the third heat from lane six and could potentially contest the final at 7.13pm that evening.

Also in his heat are Australians Mitchell Larkin and Josh Edwards-Smith, South Africa’s Guy Smith, Malaysia’s Hoe Yean Khiew, Grenada’s Zackary Gresham and The Bahamas’ Davante Carey.

Lelliott has past experience of the Commonwealths, having finished sixth in the 1,500m freestyle and fourth in the 4x200m freestyle relay at Glasgow 2014.

Lelliott's races will be screened live on the BBC.