Braving the water whatever the weather has long been a New Year tradition for some people across Northern Ireland – and all for a good cause.
Once again, hardy swimmers started the year with a bang as they plunged into the sea at locations including Crawfordsburn Beach in Co Down and Carnlough Harbour in Co Antrim.
Some even turned out in fancy dress for the occasion – although it probably did little to keep them any warmer.
There may have been no snow over the Christmas holidays, but the water was definitely likely to feel freezing cold on Tuesday morning.
Participants at Crawfordsburn were raising money and awareness for Cancer Focus NI.
Meanwhile, Carnlough swimmers were lending their support to the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.