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Great North Swim goes ahead

The Great North Swim at Windermere has gone ahead after being postponed 48 hours because of bad weather

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Five thousand take part in Great North Swim

Around five thousand people took part in the Great North Swim Credit: ITV

Around five thousand swimmers have taken to Windermere for the Great North Swim.

The event had been postponed for two days after bad weather. Friday's cancelled two mile event will take place this evening at the end of today's scheduled events.

Swimmers cross the finishing line Credit: ITV

The five thousand people who should have taken part yesterday will be given a full refund.

Spectators watch swimmers at the finishing line of the Great North Swim at Lake Windermere. Credit: ITV

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