Take the Plunge

Imogen Bole is here to tempt you to ten of the very best festive swims

“A lido where watching Jay Gatsby take a reviving dip wouldn’t seem out of sorts, Brighton’s Saltdean was built in the style of contemporary ocean liners in 1938.”

“Since 2011, the Yorkshire market town’s New Year’s Day Dip in the river Wharfe has been known to locals as the Joe Town Memorial Swim in memory of the lifesaving swimming teacher who had run the swim for 25 years.”

“These beautiful settings, historic venues and rallying atmospheres might just convince. And if not? Well, you can always make a donation and have a jolly chortle on the sidelines!”

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