On 1 January, 230 open water swimmers took to the 5 degrees Celsius waters of Dock 9, Salford Quays to complete a 150m course to celebrate the start of the year and raise money for the Seashell Trust.
Organised by outdoor swimming specialists Uswim, the annual event provided expert water safety cover with daredevil swimmers of all ages completing the course.
The swim raised £4,365 for the Seashell Trust charity, who provide a creative, happy and secure environment for children and adults with complex and severe learning disabilities. A food collection also provided the foodbank at the Well Baptist Church in Farnworth, Bolton with a vanload of food
Dave Quartermain, director of Uswim said: “Throughout the year our open water swims and events in the Dock attract over 20,000 swimmers so our annual ‘New Years Day Charity Swim’ is a way of giving something back and is a challenging, fun way to start the year! All our brilliant staff gave their time up for free because it’s for such a great cause”