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Organisers of this years Big Chill swim, which took place in Windermere on Saturday, say it was a massive success.
Five hundred and eighty people aged between sixteen and seventy took part, that's more than double last year's turn out.
Swimmers from across the world made their way to the Low Wood Bay Marina and braved the minus five water temperature to take part.
Organisers Chillswim are hailing it as a massive success, with spectators standing in the rain for 7 hours to cheer on the competitors.
– Colin Hill, Big Chill swim organiser
“The weather over the weekend was challenging to say the least and we’d like to thank both spectators and participants for their support.”
More than 500 people braved the freezing temperatures on Saturday to take a dip in Windermere.
The aptly named Big Chill Swim was held for only the second time, but organisers hope to make it a key feature in the open swimming calendar.
Matthew Taylor reports.
The Big Chill Swim at Low Wood Bay Marina on Windermere is now in its second year.
It's grown from around 200 participants last year to 570 who took to the water today.
Wet suits are not allowed so the swimmers have to brave temperatures of 6 degrees Celsius with just swim suits and trunks.
The event has been organised by Chillswim, which is run by Colin Hill and Steph Cox, from High Wray near Hawkshead, who are also both accomplished winter swimmers.
– Colin Hill Organiser
I think The Big Chill 2014 will be a fantastic event. I am very pleased by the number of people who are taking part. Winter swimming has really taken off in the UK in the last year, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this movement with our International Winter Swimming Association event. Winter swimming can seem like a very odd idea to the uninitiated, but the sense of wellbeing and exhilaration you get when you have finished the swim is quite incredible. All your endorphins kick in. It is an amazing, life-affirming experience.
The Big Chill Swim attractsexperienced winter swimmers from as far afield as, Latvia, South Africa, Italy, Germany and Russia, France and Finland. However, many of the participants are amateurs, swimming for fun or to raise money for charity.
It is not for the faint hearted, wetsuits are not permitted and the water will be below five degrees, but hundreds of swimmers have signed up to race over 30, 50 and 450 metres as well as an epic 1000 extreme event for the very experienced cold water veterans.
Top level competitors include Estonian winter swimming endurance world champion Henri Kaarma and the head of the International Winter Swimming Association Mariia Yrjö-Koskinen.
A parish council says losses sustained by Windermere's car ferry being inactive could put the popular service at risk.
Claife councillors claim engineering and communication issues have led to the ferry having to close for a month. But Cumbria County Council says the closure is routine.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Anne Brodie, Claife Parish Council: "Local residents have lost faith in the ferry: it's not reliable, they don't know whether it's coming or going and it's breaking too often. Once every five years to overhaul the ferry is not sufficient - no bus company or train company would do that.
"They wouldn't be allowed to get away with it. There's no signs communicating with the general public about whether the ferry's running or not. And our means of communicating all these points have been lost to us because the County Council has chosen to axe the forum that we communicated in."
Cumbria County Council say the work to the Windermere Ferry will widen the loading bay which will improve accessibility for vehicles.
– Spokesman, Cumbria County Council
“Every five years the Windermere Ferry receives a major service, which includes a repaint and a full electrical and mechanical overhaul, with the replacement of any worn parts.
"The ferry is to receive its five-year service this year after Easter, which we hope will address any reliability issues raised by Claife Parish Council.
"The ferry will be off the water and out of action for three to four weeks between Easter and the Spring Bank Holiday.
"The county council is investing £300,000 in the servicing work, underlining our commitment to maintaining the Windermere ferry service.."
A parish council is concerned the car ferry over Windermere is at risk.
The ferry runs every 20 minutes between Bowness and Far Sawrey, cutting out a 15 mile drive around England's longest lake.
Claife Parish councillors worry maintenance periods of three to four weeks between Easter and the Spring Bank Holiday will put the service in financial jeopardy because of damage to customers' confidence in the service and loss of earnings.
A county council spokesperson said the ferry is due a five year maintenance overhaul this Easter and it will be investing £300,000 in it in the future.