Swimming had a resurgence at this year's Olympic games in Rio after a tough games in 2012.
With the momentum of the Rio games at full speed, one of the North West's once great swimming clubs is hoping for a revival.
Stockport Metro has a track record of producing Olympians and is working flat out to improve on that for Tokyo 2020.
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Rochdale's Jamie Kelly will make history at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles later this month when he becomes the first British swimmer to compete in the open water event.
He's been speaking to our sports correspondent David Chisnall.
They won 10 medals between them at the inaugural European Games in Baku. Now Abbie Wood, Holly Hibbott and Maddie Crompton are back home in the North West and ready to celebrate - with food. Croissants, pizza and chocolate are the order of the day after months of combining demanding training sessions with school studies. The trio are now targeting the Olympics and have not ruled out the Rio games next year. They popped into the Granada Reports studio to speak to Mike Hall.
They are the next generation of swimmers at Stockport Metro. Holly Hibbott and Maddie Crompton are just 15 and have already been selected for their country. They will represent Great Britain at the inaugural European Games which take place in Baku, Azerbaijan. David Chisnall went to meet them.
Women and children in Bury are taking part in water activity sessions with the help of two aquatic Olympians. It forms part of the town's I Will If You Will campaign.
Women and children in Bury are taking part in water activity sessions with the help of two aquatic Olympians. It forms part of the town's I Will If You Will campaign which aims to encourage women to keep fit.
Southport's swimmer Fran Halsall has struck gold again at the European Championships in Berlin.
Halsall beat fellow Briton Georgia Davies by one hundredth of a second to win the 50m backstroke final in 27.81.
It's her second Gold medal of the championships, after success in the 100 metre freestyle mixed relay.
She's also bringing home a Bronze medal from the 50 metre butterfly.
The Olympic gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington, and the Minister for Sport, Helen Grant, are opening the new re-locatable swimming pool at Broad Oak High School in Bury today.
The pool is part of Sport England and Bury Council's I Will If You Will project. It's testing what would help to change the sporting habits of women and girls. What happens in Bury will be studied to help increase the number of women participating in sport across the country.
British Para-Swimming is opening a new centre at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
It includes a training camp for top swimmers including Ellie Simmonds and Josef Craig.
Athletes say it will be a world leading performance centre.