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Serpentine swimmers break ice to take daily plunge


As the freezing weather continues to grip the UK, most people are wrapping up in multiple layers to stay warm.

But a group of regular swimmers at the Serpentine in London, are continuing their morning swims, breaking the ice and taking the plunge.

People with health problems are advised to avoid getting into icy water, but the swimmers, who get used to the cold conditions by swimming all year round, swear by the benefits.

Tim Muffett spoke to one hardy swimmer.


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