BRAVE Boxing Day swimmers have plunged into freezing waters throughout Britain of their festive outfits at this time.
Regardless of official occasions being cancelled due to coronavirus, eager swimmers joined within the festive enjoyable within the chilly North Sea water.
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The Sunderland Ice Males swimmers take pleasure in a Boxing Day Dip on Roker Seashore in SunderlandCredit score: North Information and Photos
Swimmers braved the chilly at Sandhaven Seashore in South Shields, South Tyneside this morningCredit score: North Information and Photos
The lads took the dive in Sunderland Credit score: North Information and Photos
Girls in costumes loved the festive dipCredit score: North Information and Photos
Swimmers courageous the chilly North Sea waters to take pleasure in a Boxing Day dip Credit score: North Information and Photos
Swimmers braved the chilly waters to take pleasure in a Boxing Day Dip at Sandhaven Seashore in South Shields, South Tyneside, this morning.
Match with Christmas ties and Santa hats, some Brits marked the festive swim in model.
Households plunged into the icy waters of their costumes – with one lady dressing up as a Christmas star.
And in Sunderland, the Ice Males swimmers loved a dip on Roker Seashore – earlier than many turned crimson within the freezing temperatures.
Some swimmers turned crimson from the freezing temperatures on Boxing DayCredit score: North Information and Photos
Girls and gents went for a swim with their festive frocks onCredit score: North Information and Photos
The dare-devils flexed within the freezing waterCredit score: North Information and Photos
For a lot of, taking a dip on Boxing Day is a practice Credit score: North Information and Photos
Poised and prepared, the courageous swimmers all lined up within the sea and posed for footage throughout the conventional Boxing Day dip.
Usually, there are annual charity swims organised – however they’ve needed to be cancelled due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
A handful of hardy swimmers did nonetheless take the festive plunge in Clevedon, Somerset, at this time.
Boxing Day and New Yr’s Day dips at Clevedon Marine Lake have been cancelled, however some nonetheless braved the lake’s icy waters.
The swimmers got here out of their festive gearCredit score: North Information and Photos
Courageous dippers went forward with their festive swims – regardless of official occasions being cancelledCredit score: North Information and Photos
Two swimmers tackle the ocean in Bournemouth, DorsetCredit score: Bournemouth Information
Different organisations, together with the Whitby District Lions Membership, which organises the resort’s annual Boxing Day dip, have additionally been hit.
Brian Harrison, from the charity, stated: “Final yr, we had a record-breaking response with over 200 dippers collaborating and no less than 1,000 spectators supporting the occasion.
“Because of this, the membership raised over £14,000 for varied native and nationwide charities.”
In Redcar, on the North Beach, there may be usually an annual dip occasion on Boxing Day – but it surely has additionally been cancelled.
As a substitute, the organisers have requested folks to participate in “a digital dip” at house.
This comes simply hours earlier than Storm Bella is about to tear by the south coast – bringing extreme flooding and gale power winds.
A complete of six climate warnings are in place for Boxing Day at this time – because the entirety of England and Wales are lashed with gales and torrential rain.