Thousands taking part in the Great North Swim

Great North Swim 2013 Credit: ITV News Border

The 2013 Great North Swim is underway. More than 10,000 swimmers will take to Windermere over the next 3 days raising money or completing a personal challenge. Last year the event was cancelled on the Friday and Saturday. This year, while rain is forecast, organisers say the wind won't be too bad