It's just over 100 days until the start of the Olympic Games and four athletes from our region have had their seats confirmed on the plane to Rio.
Max Litchfield and Ellie Faulkner from Sheffield, Georgia Coates from Leeds and Mansfield's Molly Renshaw are part of a 26 strong swimming squad hoping to make a big splash next summer.
Max qualified for the Olympics with a stunning performance at the British Championships last week and Chris Dawkes has been to Ponds Forge in Sheffield to meet him.
The Lee Dam New Year swim has been held above Todmorden today despite the freezing weather and snowy conditions.
Simon Buttler from Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, - or the Joker - raising £400 for Calder Valley Flood Relief Fund and Hebden Bridge Junior Band which lost its home in the floods.
Sheffield's Ponds Forge has been announced as the venue for next summer's British Diving Championships.
Great Britain's best divers will be hoping to book themselves a place on the plane for the Rio Olympics at the event, which will take place from June 10-12.
GB sealed five Olympic quota places at the World Championships earlier this year and will be aiming to secure more berths at the World Cup in February.
It is still over a year to go until the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in Rio but this week an athlete from our region became the first to qualify for Team GB.
Open water swimmer Jack Burnell, who was born in Scunthorpe, qualified after finishing fifth at the World Championships in Russia.
He is now back home and our sports reporter Chris Dawkes caught up with him at his training base at Loughborough University.
Britain's Jack Burnell clinched a trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics with a fifth-place finish in the men's 10km at the World Aquatic Championships in Kazan.
The 22-year-old from Scunthorpe, who is the current World Cup leader, was among 70 swimmers competing at the Kazanka River venue, with the top 10 securing Olympic qualification.
USA's Jordan Wilimovsky, 21, won the race, finishing 12.1 seconds ahead of Dutchman Ferry Weertman. Burnell was 17.6secs behind the winner.
The race included the reigning Olympic champion Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia, who finished in 23rd place
Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington is officially opening the new Selby Leisure Centre today. It is three years since the Abbey Leisure Centre was destroyed in a fire. The new facility features swimming pools, a state-of-the-art gym and studios for exercise classes.
The fate of a swimming pool in Hull will be decided today. Thousands of people have signed a petition to stop Ennerdale leisure centre pool from closing - as part of budget cuts.
20% more pupils in Sheffield have learned to swim at least 25 metres in the last two years. Sheffield City Council has been targeting schools in areas where the numbers of children who could swim were low. School swimming lessons have been doubled over the past four years in the city.
Schools say their biggest barrier to offering swimming lessons is their budget. It comes as a report reveals Yorkshire is one of the worst counties for the number of swimming lessons offered in schools.
There are fears children's lives are at risk because of their poor swimming skills.
A report out today says just over half of primary age children in Yorkshire can swim one length of a pool. The county has the lowest rates of schools which offer swimming lessons.
In total over 1.1 million primary school children in the UK are unable to swim, according to a report released today by the Amateur Swimming Association, who surveyed 3,501 primary schools.
Yorkshire has the lowest rate of schools which offer swimming lessons.