PHOTOS: Exmouth Christmas Day swim 2017

PUBLISHED: 15:21 25 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:00 26 December 2017

Exmouth Christmas Day swim 2017. Ref exe 52-17TI 5602. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth Christmas Day swim 2017. Ref exe 52-17TI 5602. Picture: Terry Ife


EXMOUTH CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM 2017 PHOTOS; hundreds of hardy swimmers took the plunge for festive fun

Photos by Terry Ife

Hardy swimmers were cheered on by onlookers as they took the plunge for Exmouth’s annual Christmas day dip.

The swim – a firm favourite on Exmouth’s calendar – attracts hundreds of people each year to watch or take part.

Swimmers, many clad in fancy dress, braved the cold to plunge into the icy water before heading back up the beach to get warm.

Exmouth’s Christmas day swim started in the 1960s, when keen sportsman Ken Cunningham invited five friends - Peter Horne, Stan Jordan, Nick Hockings, David Hart and Miss Ireland - to take a festive dip.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

Project leaders behind an ambitious multi-million-pound realignment of the River Otter have expressed their disappointment at a failed funding bid.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Acknowledging ‘amazing’ local business achievements underpins the annual Exmouth Business Awards according to one of this year’s sponsors.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

The Exmouth Business Awards offers welcome local recognition for companies carrying out their work overseas.

Read more
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Catch our weekly round-up of photos from our readers.

Read more
Saturday, April 21, 2018

An Exmouth fish shop has made the shortlist for a prestigious national award – but whether it wins could depend on your vote.

Read more
Friday, April 20, 2018

Staff at the Exmouth branch of Specsavers wore hats and raised more than £200 for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

Read more
Friday, April 20, 2018

A short film has been released to celebrate the end of eight months restoring the 2,500-year-old Woodbury Castle Iron Age hill fort.

Read more
Friday, April 20, 2018

Llamas Ollie, 13, and 15-year-old Golly paid a visit to residents at an Exmouth care home for some animal therapy.

Read more
Thursday, April 19, 2018

The dad of an Exmouth teen whose moped was trashed and dumped in a stream has been ‘amazed’ by the kindness of strangers who have helped to buy him a new bike.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather



max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications