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CHRISTMAS CRACKERS! dozens brave the december weather for annual festive swim.

Byline: BEN HURST Content Editor

IT WAS a giant splashmob!

Dozens of keen swimmers braved the chilly temperatures of Blackroot Pool in Sutton Park to take part in this year's Christmas Day swim. Dressed in Santa hats, Christmas jumpers, antlers and even festive sunglasses they were ready to take the plunge.

Although this year they didn't have to break the ice, it was still chilly, with pouring rain failing to dampen their spirits.

After girding their loins - and everything else - everyone took part in a mass plunge in at 10am.

The swim is a tradition dating back more than a century - but this year's balmy December temperatures made it easier.

The mid-morning temperature was between 6 and 8C. But with December's temperatures having often been warmer than May this year, it still felt reasonably warmer than usual at the height of the festive season.

The Blackroot Pool Christmas Day dip is not an organised event and swimmers take part at their own risk.


The mass jump-in and some of the participants at the annual swim

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Date:Dec 26, 2015
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