More than 500 take part in the Big Chill Swim

More than 500 people braved the freezing temperatures today to take a dip in Windermere. The aptly named Big Chill Swim was held for only the second time, but organisers hope to make it a key feature in the open swimming calendar.

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Big Chill Swim in Windermere

More than 500 took part in the Big Chill Swim Credit: ITV Border

The Big Chill Swim at Low Wood Bay Marina on Windermere is now in its second year.

It's grown from around 200 participants last year to 570 who took to the water today.

Wet suits are not allowed so the swimmers have to brave temperatures of 6 degrees Celsius with just swim suits and trunks.

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