Colin Smithson was the first to take plunge this morning at the newly reopen Wigton swimming pool.
The pool was closed by Cumbria County Council last year after it was linked to a chemical leak.
Mr Smithson had been one of many people campaigning to keep the baths open.
He said he was "very happy" to be back.
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A look ahead at another wintry day.
We're showing some of the best weather photos, after Cumbria and the South of Scotland were hit by heavy snow.
Winter is back with weather warnings in place across the region. Ross has the details: