A long distance swimmer has become the first person to swim the entire length of Kielder Reservoir.
Swimmers came together to protest against the possible closure of Newcastle City Pool.
The gold-medal-winning Paralympian Josef Craig has returned home to his South Sheilds school to a hero's welcome
Aimee Willmott, from Middlesbrough, has qualified for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after winning gold at the British Gas Swimming Championships.
She won the 400m individual medley in three and a half seconds less than the time required for selection to the England team.
Hundreds of swimmers around the region have plunged themselves into icy sea waters... in the name of charity. The event is called 'The Big Boxing Day Dip' and was held on different beaches, including South Shields, Seaham and Seaton Carew.
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A talented young swimmer from Middlesbrough, who nearly died from a rare infection, is on the brink of making the British Junior swimming squad.
Perry Gardner ended up fighting for his life after an eye infection spread to his brain.
The 16 year old has spent the last few months regaining his fitness and says he's now more determined than ever to represent his country. Claire Montgomery reports.**
Jarrow born Josef Craig has spoken of his delight after winning a second gold medal at he IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal. He scooped victory in the S7 100 metres freestyle. The 16 year old held off Australia's Matthew Levy in the 100 metres last night, winning by 0.15 seconds.
It's the latest win in a sensational week for the outstanding athlete who also won gold in Monday's S7 400m freestyle, breaking his own world record by nearly two seconds. Craig won a silver medal in the S7 50m freestyle on Wednesday.
Josef shot to international fame after becoming Britain's youngest Paralympic gold medallist at the 2012 Games in London.
South Tyneside swimming star Josef Craig has grabbed another gold medal at the IPC World Championships in Montreal.
His latest victory came in the S7 100m freestyle.
Craig also won a silver medal in the S7 50m freestyle on Wednesday.
In an oustanding week at Montreal, the 16 year old Jarrow schoolboy also won gold in Monday's S7 400m freestyle, breaking his own world record by nearly two seconds.
Josef Craig shot to international fame after becoming Britain's youngest Paralympic gold medallist at the 2012 Games in London.
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.