Brave swimmers at Portobello Beach gather to raise money for various women's charities.

In pictures: Over 700 brave souls join International Women’s Day Sunrise Swim at Portobello Beach

To mark International Women’s Day, around 700 brave swimmers plunged into the bracing North Sea at Portobello Beach – raising thousands of pounds for Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis and Held In Our Hearts.

The International Women’s Day Swimrise was organised by Anna Deacon, author of the wild swimming book Taking The Plunge, among others.

Posting on Twitter, Anna wrote: “An absolutely beautiful morning at Portobello, Edinburgh swimming on International Womens’ Day. We have raised thousands so far for Womens Aid, Rape Crisis and Held In Our Hearts with more donations pouring in. Amazing turnout, around 700 people #iwdswimrise2022”.

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