Swimmers take an icy dip

PUBLISHED: 15:07 04 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

HUNDREDS of spectators turned out at Clevedon's seafront on New Year's Day to watch swimmers dive into the town's Marine Lake.

HUNDREDS of spectators turned out at Clevedon's seafront on New Year's Day to watch swimmers dive into the town's Marine Lake.

Dressed in traditional Victorian bathing costumes, 20 plucky people braved the icy water for the annual swim.

Before taking to the water, they paraded from the Salthouse Fields past crowds of onlookers singing songs including Auld Lang Syne.

Included in the group of swimmers was Clevedon Pier mistress, Linda Strong.

The town's Victorian pier was nominated by the Middle Yeo Surf Life Saving Club as the charity that would received the proceeds from the New Year swim.


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