Open-water swimmers head for Windermere

Scores of swimmers will be braving the cold waters of Windermere today to join in with an Open Water Swim event.

Organisers say anyone can come along but suggest people do not forget to bring their own wetsuits and thermal underwear.

The swim is suitable for all abilities and an experienced coaches will be on hand to give to tuition to any newcomers.

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Open water swimming event in Windermere

Scores of swimmers have been braving the cold waters of Windermere today to join in with an Open Water Swim event.