150th annual Peter Pan Cup swimming race


The London Evening Standard reports: Some 70 people took part in the Christmas Day race in the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park, watched by a crowd of hundreds who were more appropriately dressed for the cold conditions.

The Serpentine Swimming Club, which organises the 100-yard race, bans wetsuits, meaning anyone joining in can only wear a normal swimming costume or trunks.

The Peter Pan Cup was awarded to this year’s winner, Kristy McIntyre, originally from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, for coming first in the handicapped race. It was named in honour of the book’s author JM Barrie, who used to sponsor the cup. The Christmas Day race was first held in 1864. More…

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