Swimmers brave Boxing Day swims in Tenby and Pembrey

image source, Athena Pictures
image captionDippers charges towards the water on Cefn Sidan

More than 1,000 people braved icy waters to take part in Boxing Day swims across south Wales.

The 47th annual swim in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, had a comic characters theme this year.

There were also fancy dressed swimmers on Cefn Sidan for the Pembrey Country Park Walrus Dip, now in its 32nd year.

The National Lido of Wales in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf was also open to swimmers for the second Boxing Day running.

media captionLido Ponty opened for Boxing Day dippers
image captionComic characters in the water at Tenby's Boxing Day swim
image source, Kelly McFadden
image caption"Everybody's gone smurfin" at Tenby
image source, Athena Pictures
image captionFancy dressed swimmers splash about in the water in Cefn Sidan
image captionA festive swimmer in Lido Ponty

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