Over 250 open water swimmers will be celebrating the new year in icy 5˚c water in Salford.

On Tuesday 1 January 2019 the event will take place in Dock 9, MediaCityUK.

The swim has been organised by outdoor swimming specialists Uswim.

This annual event will provide a safe environment for swimmers of all ages to complete the 250m swim challenge.

All of the money raised will go towards helping to boost two charities which are; Destination Florida and Bubblebecca Pugs Rescue charities.

Dave Quartermain, Director of Uswim said: “Throughout the year our open water swims and events in the dock attract over 20,000 swimmers so our annual new year’s day charity swim is a way of giving something back to the community and a fun and challenging way to start the year.

“All our dedicated staff will give their time up for free because it’s for such a great cause.”

There will also be a food collection which will be donated to the foodbank based at the Well Baptist Church in Farnworth, Bolton.

All swimmers will receive a commemorative swim cap and there will be a competition for the funkiest swim hat.

The event will be sponsored by The Morson Group.

For more details about the swim event click here.

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