IN PICTURES: Brave swimmers take a dip in Clevedon Marine Lake on New Year’s Day

PUBLISHED: 15:01 04 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:01 04 January 2019

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Brave swimmers started their 2019 with a cold dip in Clevedon Marine Lake.

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

It was time for some revellers to blow away the cobwebs for the New Year’s Day Swim.

Hundreds of people lined the lake to watch people take the plunge into cold water for charity.

Dozens of swimmers faced temperatures between 3-5C at the annual event as they swam to the pontoon and around the lake to keep warm.

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Some swimmers stuck to the traditional suit or trunks while others opted for more elaborate and festive-themed costumes and tops.

Spectators and swimmers put their pennies into the buckets to raise important funds for the Clevedon Marine Lake Enthusiasts (MARLENS), which is responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of the lake.

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe annual Marlens New Years Day swim in Clevedon Marine Lake. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

The MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark GilbertThe MARLENS New Year's Day Swim held in Clevedon. Picture: Mark Gilbert

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