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People ready to dive in to Boxing Day

People ready to dive in to Boxing Day

Thursday 26 December 2019

People ready to dive in to Boxing Day

Thursday 26 December 2019

Guernsey's infamous way of burning off all of those Christmas calories is returning once again today.

The Boxing Day Dip is taking place at Cobo once again, with things starting at 10:15 this morning.

The annual event has been running for years now in support of the island's Cheshire Home, and this year, the residents' chosen fancy dress theme is "Cops and Villans". 

A spokesperson for the Cheshire Home said: "We are lucky to have His Excellency, The Lieutenant-Governor Vice-Admiral Sir Ian Corder and Lady Corder starting the event off this year and we are reliably informed that their two sons will be taking part in the swim itself.

"We shall be selling our Boxing Day Dip swimming caps again this year for those who want to buy one."

Hundreds of islanders brave the swim year-on-year as an after Christmas celebration, and the same huge turnout is expected in 2019 once again.

The weather is expected to be cold and cloudy, and the event is set to run from 10:15 until 13:30. 

For more information, go to the swim's Facebook Event page here.

Pictured top: The Boxing Day Swim in 2018 (image from the Guernsey Canoe Club's Facebook page)

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