Saturday, December 26, 2009

Swimming In 0°C To Victory In The Serpentine

Gary Duffield won the annual Peter Pan Cup Christmas Morning Handicap Swim in the Serpentine in London yesterday. The water, measured at 0°C (32°F), had just defrosted from the ice sheet that had melted overnight. Peter Pan Cup Christmas Morning Handicap Swim, first held in 1864, is open to members who have competed in three winter series event, typically held in under 4°C (40°F) water.

Sky News footage of the 100-yard event can be seen here. Photo above shows the start of the 2006 swim here.

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