Not long now until the 15th anniversary of Aquatic Centre and the day it opened.
Since then, it has seen galas, spectacular displays and a visit by royalty.
It even saw a traffic warden in the pool – with his sign!
If you love a day in the water, this is the place for you. Have a browse through our Sunderland Echo archive photos.
1. Taking shape
Pictured just weeks before it opened were Sunderland Council's Cabinet member for Culture and Sport Mel Spedding and Council leader Bob Symonds. Photo: TY
2. Performing in the pool
A wonderful display was part of the official opening events in 2008. Photo: se
3. Royalty on Wearside
Princess Anne receives a bouquet of flowers from Jay Smythe from the Learn to Swim programme at Sunderland Aquatic Centre in 2009. Photo: se
4. Martin makes a splash
School crossing patrol officer, Martin Dent jumped into the pool to launch Sunderland's 24 hour Swimathon at the Aquatic centre in 2012. Photo: Corrina Atkinson