In pictures: Swimmers brave the elements in Christmas Day dip

Swimmers take the plunge at King Edward's Bay, Newcastle
Swimmers take the plunge at King Edward's Bay, Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Estelle Zauner Maughan and Kerri Elston Doherty of the King Edward's Bay swimmers take to the water
Estelle Zauner Maughan and Kerri Elston Doherty of the King Edward's Bay swimmers take to the water (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A chilly start to the day
A chilly start to the day (Owen Humphreys/PA)

These brave swimmers will be ready for their Christmas dinner
These brave swimmers will be ready for their Christmas dinner (Owen Humphreys/PA)

The King Edward's Bay swimmers make a splash in the North East
The King Edward's Bay swimmers make a splash in the North East (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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