Craven District Council chairman, Councillor Robert Mason, is this year raising money for the British Heart Foundation and Manorlands Hospice.
The swim challenge will take place from January to March with various distances to challenge all swimmers.
Entrants can choose from bronze, silver, gold or platinum awards, with all distances to be completed by March 31.
A 25 year old New Year’s Day reveller has been arrested after a nightclub bouncer had his jaw broken.
The doorman at Kooky, in Skipton, was attacked at 1.50am on 1st January as people celebrated 2016.
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault.
Police want to trace this man following the theft today of children’s clothing from Next.
Skipton Police have released a CCTV image of the suspect they need to speak to about the alleged shoplighting.
The incident happened at around 11.50am today, Monday 21 December 2015, when the unknown man was captured on security cameras entering the store on Thanets Yard.
The father of missing Skipton waiter Rory Johnson today said his disappearance has left a ‘huge hole in our hearts’.
Desperate Doug Hatfield renewed appeals for further information about his son’s disappearance in York in the early hours of Friday 20 November.
North Yorkshire Police release ‘Over the limit under arrest’ film as part of Christmas drink and drug driving crackdown.
North Yorkshire Police has today released a film which shows how quickly and easily they can detect and arrest a person for drink or drug driving.
In an effort to deter people from putting their lives at risk this Christmas, the film depicts a person being stopped by a traffic officer for their manner of driving and being breathalysed and drug wiped.
CCTV images have been issued as the search for missing Skipton man Rory Johnson continues.
Police investigating his disappearance hope the images will jog the memories of anyone who may have seen Rory in York in the early hours of Friday 20 November 2015.
The images show Rory in Tower Street, York at around 12.39am opposite Clifford’s Tower. A further sighting of Rory in the City Mills area at 12.47am has since been confirmed by family members.
Police can confirm that CCTV images of a man, taken at 12.47am Friday 20 November, have been positively identified as Rory Johnson by his family.
The footage shows Rory in the City Mills area of York.