Swimmers brave freezing temperatures
Six brave souls took to the sea for a swimming club’s
annual arctic dip.
The Sheerness Swimming Club and Lifeguard Corps held the chilly
challenge on Sunday afternoon.
Those running headlong into icy waters at Sheerness were Phil
Crowder, Ricky March, Joseph Fantetti, Lee Dolan, Sophia Hayat Taha
and Doug Kempster, who is a member of the Gravesham Life Saving
The group was watched by enthusiastic family and friends while
they posed for photos before running headlong into the icy
Some soon emerged while other veterans stayed a while longer,
and all those who took part said it was very cold.
All those who joined in will be given a Millennium Arctic
Club certificate and badge to mark the occasion.
Club chairman Phil Crowder said: “The dip was in bright sunshine
and a very calm sea, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that
the water was anything other than freezing cold.
“Hot drinks were on hand to warm up the swimmers while they
discussed the health benefits of cold water swimming and vowed to
return next year to do it all over again.”
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