Sub-zero temperatures greet hundreds of competitors taking part in the biennial Cold Water Swimming

The Metro Reports: An array of weird and wonderful fancy dress costumes and spectacular swimming caps were… on display in the capital at the well-attended spectacle.

‘The CWSC celebrates the fun and camaraderie of cold water swimming and the competition is often just friendly but can also be fierce,’ explains the lido’s official website.

‘To help the competitors recover there will be a Finnish sauna available after the races as well as good food, a host of stalls and entertainment going on throughout the day.’ More…

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