Big Chill Swim

A new swimming event has been launched in the Lake District with over 200 people braving the winter water.

Not a wetsuit in sight

The inaugural Big Chill Swim has taken place in Windermere. More than 200 people took part in total.

A variety of races took place, from endurance swimming to shorter charity events. The water temperature was just 4.6 degrees and competitors weren't allowed to wear wetsuits!

Over 200 took part in the event. Credit: ITV Border

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