THEY say it’s one of the most natural things in the world and we can all do it from birth.

Swimming has long been a favourite pastime, whether for sport or leisure, and Sotonians have proved it with these images.

One of the pictures shows Southampton Swimming Club in a revamped Centre 2,000 baths. The team were facing the National Long Course Championships and the National Age Group Championship within the week which followed.

Another image shows a group of Henry Court School pupils who achieved fourth and sixth places in national swimming championships.