The City of Newcastle ASC has had swimmers competing at international level every year since 1982, but it may not survive if its home, the City Pool in the city centre, is closed because of council budget cuts.
Josef Craig, who won gold in the 400m freestyle swimming event in the Paralympics, has been met by school pupils, family and friends in Hebburn.
Ken and Kim Craig, from Jarrow, describe their pride at watching 15 year old Josef become Britain's youngest gold medal winner at Paralympics 2012.
Hartlepool swimmer Jemma Lowe has missed out on an Olympic medal in the Women's 200m Butterfly final. The 22-year-old finished 6th with a time of 2:08.60.
Luiyang Jiao of China won gold, Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain managed silver, while bronze was won by Japan's Natsumi Hoshi.