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Snow swims!

We asked you to send in your pics of your frosty dips. Here are our favourites! Send in your swim snaps to editor@outdoorswimmer.com

Snow Day Swim

Adam Boon enjoying a swim (and the snow) in the River Nene, Northamptonshire.


Catherine Pendleton swimming in a mountain pond with snow all around.

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Claudia Hill at Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, on Sunday morning (10th December).

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Grace Lane swimming last Sunday in the glorious snow in the Thames at Iffley Lock, Oxford.

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Heather Gould enjoying a winter dip, sea 6 degrees, only lasted ten minutes!

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James Kirby enjoying a winter dip.


Jamie Farquhar at Bray Lake, Sunday 10th December, Air temp -2 degrees, Water temp +2 degrees.

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Emily Chong breaking the ice at the Serpentine. Photo by Jeremy Hunter.

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A birthday swim for Joop Schwalbach.

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Katia Vastiau swimming with Openwaterclubs Oxford.

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Martin Reynolds is a regular swimmer at Stoney Cove. We aren’t sure whether the snow man got in the water or not!


Neil Rushton and one hundred or so swimmers from Devon and Cornwall Wild Swimmers are doing the Polar Bear challenge.


Top tip number one: never jump into cold water! By Paul Fowler


Radek Balonis after a swim at London Royal Docks OWS, Air temp. 1dC, Water temp. 6.7dC

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Joanne Brown and Susan Redfern swam in Gurnal Dubs in the Lakes. We didn’t have a thermometer with us, but our skin told us it was chill swim!

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.