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Tenby hosts 43rd annual Boxing Day swim

People continue the tradition and brave the cold Welsh waters every year Credit: Tenby Sea Swimming Association

Hundreds are bracing themselves to take part in annual Boxing Day swims across the country.

Among those is the Tenby Boxing Day Swim, which is now its 43rd year.

Organised by the Tenby Sea Swimming Association, it's become one of Britain's top festive highlights.

Hundreds are expected to take part and watch the wintry spectacle.

A high tide this year means that space on the sands will be at a premium, but as a bonus, the brave bathers will only have a short sprint to the sea when they dash for the waters at 11.30am.

Known as much for its wild and wacky fancy dress as its fundraising and camaraderie, this year’s event features the costume theme of Pantomime.

Over 1,000 people took part in yesterday's Christmas morning swim in Porthcawl.

A New Years Day swim is also due to take place in Saundersfoot on Wednesday.

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