Swimmers take the plunge at Windermere

Swimmers brace themselves for the cold water Credit: ITV News Border

A group of brave swimmers braved the elements in Windermere to take part in an open water swim.

Swimmers warming up before taking the plunge Credit: ITV News Border
And they're off Credit: ITV News Border

The thermometer read just eight degrees, but despite the chilly water they all seemed to enjoy their morning dip.

Cold but happy Credit: ITV News Border

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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.