New Year's Day Swim

Swimmers brave the cold water in Clevedon to raise money for charity

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New Year's Day swim at Clevedon

After the festive break many of us feel the need to blow away the cobwebs - but some are prepared to go further than others.

Yesterday morning a group of fearless swimmers braved the chilly waters at Clevedon for the annual New Year's Day dip. Jonty Messer reports.

Swimmers brave the water on New Year's Day

Swimmers braved the water to raise money for the charity Secret World Credit: ITV West

Dozens of swimmers - many of them dressed as animals - have taken to the freezing waters of the Marine Lake at Clevedon. The New Year dip is something of a tradition in the North Somerset town and this year they were raising money for local wildlife charity Secret World.

Dozens turned out dressed as furry animals Credit: ITV West

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New Year's Day Dip

Swimmers brave the water in Clevedon Credit: ITV Westcountry

Around 30 people, some dressed as animals, went for a New Year's Day dip in marine lake at Clevedon. They were raising money for Secret World charity. Although a sunny day, the temperature of the water was blow 5 degrees.

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