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

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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.

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