PICTURES: Dozens dive into Marine Lake for New Year's swim
PUBLISHED: 11:25 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:30 02 January 2018
New Year's Day saw many people nurse a hangover after over-indulging the night before.
However, some people found a different – and altogether colder way – to see in the start of 2018.
Dozens of people bravely took the plunge in Clevedon’s Marine Lake on Monday as the traditional curtain-raiser to each new year drew quite a crowd once again.
Water temperatures hovered around the 10C mark and therefore only the bravest stayed in the lake for any significant amount of time.
As a result of the low temperatures, for some the New Year’s Day swim is more an event of fun than professional swimming, as they chose to wear elaborate costumes, including a Father Christmas outfit.