Today we feature some of the volunteer lifeguards who have been helping to keep bathers safe while they enjoyed themselves at the seaside in South Shields over the years.
They can be seen taking part in a national life-saving competition back in August 1970 and a sponsored event at the Derby Street Baths in July 1971.
In the past, when the weather warmed up,the beaches along our coastline were thronged with sunseekers and people looking to cool off in the sea.
So the members of South Shields Volunteer Lifeguard Club would have been busy keeping an eye-out for anyone in distress.
How many people do you recognise in the photos? Were you a member of the club?
Please get in touch with your recollections from the past.