London 2012 Paralympic gold medalist, Josef Craig, has been swimming with children in Walsall to celebrate the efforts of youngsters who are learning the sport.
Last month, a survery by the Amateur Swimming Association revealed that almost fifty per cent of children ageed seven to eleven in the West Midlands cannot swim twenty five metres on their own.
He told ITV News Central that anyone can get involved in swimming.
Marathon runner turned sprinter Richard Whitehead will receive honours from at Buckingham Palace today for his services to athletics.
Unable to compete in the London 2012 Olympics as there was no category for leg amputees, Whitehead turned to sprinting to compete in the Paralympics.
The athlete won a gold medal in the 200m with a world record time of 24.38 seconds.
Paralympic gold medalist, Ollie Hynd, will collect his MBE today.
He made the New Year's Honours List after his performance at London 2012.
Like his brother Sam, Ollie has muscular dystrophy. Ollie lives in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.
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A pink javelin signed by Jessica Ennis, a large London2012 Royal Mail stamp autographed by Mo Farah and a Mary Poppins costume from the Olympic opening ceremony are going under the hammer today at an auction in Coventry.
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe described it as a chance for people "to own a unique piece of the Games".
A paralympic champion from Nottingham has been fitted with a groundbreaking eye implant to help restore his sight.
Tim Reddish had a ten-hour operation as part of a clinical trial to be fitted with a micro-electronic chip on his retina. He says he can see more already.
Louis Smith hinted it could be some time before he returns to competitive gymnastics after receiving his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.
The 23-year-old won team bronze and pommel horse silver at the 2012 Olympic Games.
However, Smith does not appear to be in any rush to return to the gym full-time and win more accolades.
He wants to concentrate on visiting schools to encourage children to get involved in the sport.
He said: "As athletes, we have a big responsibility to keep the legacy (of the London Olympics) going. I'm starting to take a step back from the entertainment side and move into charity and school work."
He revealed the Queen said: "Here's another one to add to your collection," when presenting him with his honours award.
Louis Smith has tweeted this photo of himself "chilling" with his MBE: