Wild swimmers brave freezing waters on Christmas Day

Swimmers have headed to the coast for Christmas Day dips across the country.

A wild swimmer takes a Christmas Day dip at Portobello Beach in Edinburgh.  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
A wild swimmer takes a Christmas Day dip at Portobello Beach in Edinburgh. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Wearing variety of Christmas hats, both humans and pets braved the cold waters for a festive plunge.

Congregating at Portobello Beach in Edinburgh on Christmas morning, swimmers wore full elf outfits and tutus to jump into the water.

A group of women braved the chilly water together, holding hands as they entered the water.

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In Montrose, Angus, the appropriately named Polar Bears outdoor swimming group gathered for their swim.

Filmmaker Anthony Baxter, who lives in the town, said their “morning dook” had been “freezing”.

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Wild swimmers dry off by the fire after their Christmas Day dip at Portobello. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire