The world's biggest fundraising swim, Swimathon 2012, takes place from 27-29 April. It's been an annual event since 1986 with more than half a million swimmers raising over £36 million for charity.
Thousands of swimmers in the west are getting ready to take the plunge.. Find out which pools in the west are taking part. Entry closes on 25 April.
More top news
The mother of a barman from Somerset whose body was found washed up on the Isles of Scilly has welcomed a new police inquiry.
A school in South Gloucestershire has taken radical steps to improve Maths lessons. A teacher from Shanghai has been teaching the pupils.
The crew of a flight from Exeter Airport has been praised after the co-pilot blacked out on board.