It appears there is a swim for every occasion as Brits stripped off for a Christmas Day dip.
New Year’s day revellers weren’t put off by the freezing 4.5C temperature as they shook off their hangovers.
Bikini Brits and daring swimmers dressed in fancy dress splashed in the sea all over Britain from Kent to Scotland.
Nurse Margaret Mcquillan, 55, from Gateshead, who went for a dip with her friend in a Victorian bathing costume revealed it was a great way to start 2017.
“It was breathtaking. It was very cold”
She said: “It was breathtaking. It was very cold.
“It’s a good way to start the year.”
New Year swimmers braved the rain as they dived in North Somerset’s Clevedon Marina Lake.
More than 1,000 people swam in Saundersfoot, South Wales, and River Forth’s Loony Dook, in Scotland.
Edinburgh’s South Queensferry proved to be a roaring success as more than 1,000 revellers showed off their fancy dress in the High Street before they took the plunge.
The sell-out event has been a New Year’s Day tradition for more than three decades.
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