Several people from the East Midlands have made a splash at this year's Amateur Swimming Awards.
The ceremony is held to recognise individuals who have shown determination, courage or commitment to the world of swimming.
Phil Brewster has the story.
Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds will be back in the Midlands this weekend to start British Gas' SwimBritain challenge.
The four-person relay event aims to encourage 500,000 people to swim more regularly by 2015.
Ellie will open the event at Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre this morning, and will be joined by Olympians Ross Davenport, Amy Smith and Joe Roebuck.
Eighteen-year-old Ellie, from Walsall, is a four-time Paralympic gold medallist and World Champion.
I was quite nervous going into that final. I thought it was going to be tough but I was excited and thankfully I managed to touch first.
I've had a great Championships and it feels great to have won my third gold here.
Stephanie Millward claimed two golds and Ellie Simmonds completed her Montreal hat-trick as Great Britain finished their IPC World Championships campaign second in the medal table.
Millward took the 100m backstroke title and was a member of the 4x100m medley relay team who took more than six seconds off their world record, while Simmonds came out on top in the 100m freestyle.
With four silvers and two bronzes also bagged on the final night, Great Britain finished with 55 medals in total - including 18 golds - to finish behind only Ukraine in the standings.
Ellie Simmonds has won bronze in the S6 50m event at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal.
The Paralympian from Walsall originally finished fourth, but was promoted to third after German race-winner, Tanja Groepper, was later disqualified for a false start.
The bronze is added to her gold in the S6 400m earlier in the week.
Nottinghamshire swimmer Ollie Hynd edged out his brother Sam to claim a second IPC World Championship gold in Montreal.
The brothers took the top two places in the S8 400m freestyle, which adds to 18-year-old Ollie’s gold in the 200m medley earlier this week. He also won bronze in the 100m backstroke.
It is 22-year-old Sam’s first medal at this year's championships.
Nottinghamshire's Ollie Hynd has added world gold to his Paralympic title in the SM8 two hundred metre individual medley final of the IPC World Swimming Championships.
Hynd also won a bronze on opening day in Montreal, Canada
Ellie Simmonds added yet another world title to her growing collection as she dominated the S6 400m final on the opening day of the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal.
The 18 year-old from Walsall finished more than 20 seconds ahead of second place at a time of 4.25.06.
Nottinghamshire's Ollie Hynd picked up a bronze in the S8 100m backstroke.
The poster girl of the Paralympics, Ellie Simmonds, is flying the Midlands flag as she takes to the pool later in the IPC Swimming World Championships in Canada. The 18-year-old from Walsall secured four medals - two of them gold - during the London 2012 Games.
She will be joined by Ollie Hynd, the Nottinghamshire swimmer who won a gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 200m Individual Medley, in a European record time.
He also won silver in the 400m Freestyle and bronze in the 100m Backstroke.
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.