Skinny dippers attempt to break world record for largest nude swim in Sydney

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Three competitors with 'Skinny' written on the bottoms enter the water at the start the second annual Sydney Skinny where they take part in an attempt to break the world record for the largest nude ocean swim  a record set at last years inaugural event, in Sydney on February 23, 2014. Over 700 people competed last year and the event is used to strike a blow against negative body image pressure and simply to enjoy a brilliant swim. AFP PHOTO/William WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)


Over 700 nude swimmers took to the Tasman Sea to cool off in the Australian heat and take part in the second annual Sydney Skinny on Sunday.

Competitors ran into the water and attempted to break the world record for the largest nude ocean swim, a record set at last year's inaugural event.


Competitors enter the water at the start the second annual Sydney Skinny where they take part in an attempt to break the world record for the largest nude ocean swim  a record set at last years inaugural event, in Sydney on February 23, 2014.  Over 700 people competed last year and the event is used to strike a blow against negative body image pressure and simply to enjoy a brilliant swim.     AFP PHOTO/William WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)


The event is used to strike a blow against negative body image pressure and simply to enjoy a brilliant swim.

Some skinny dippers entered the sea with messages printed on their bodies and others were seen hand in hand with friends.

Three competitors wait for the start of the second annual Sydney Skinny where they take part in an attempt to break the world record for the largest nude ocean swim  a record set at last years inaugural event, in Sydney on February 23, 2014.  Over 700 people competed last year and the event is used to strike a blow against negative body image pressure and simply to enjoy a brilliant swim.     AFP PHOTO/William WEST        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

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