Swimmers take plunge across UK for bracing Christm

2022-04-05
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While many people will have spent Christmas morning enjoying a bucks fizz in their pyjamas, some braved the cold weather and headed to the coast for a festive swim.

From Brighton Beach on the south coast to Portobello Beach in Edinburgh, people donned their swimming costumes or fancy dress and started Christmas Day with a bracing dip in the sea.

In Edinburgh, some people wore elf outfits and tutus before jumping in the ocean, while there were similar scenes at Tynemouth Beach in the North East.

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An annual tradition for many, the Christmas morning swim returned after cancellations last year
People enter the sea during a Christmas Day dip on Brighton beach in southern England, Britain, December 25, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Many events were organised by local charities to raise money
People prepare to enter the sea during a Christmas Day dip on Brighton beach in southern England, Britain, December 25, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Sea temperatures in some parts were as low as 7C

A group of women braved the cold water together, holding hands as they entered the sea.

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