Hundreds of swimmers gathered in Salford Quays on 1 January to fundraise for St Ann’s Hospice.
Under the supervision of open water swimming company USwim, people braved the eight-degree water on New Year’s Day for charity.
St Ann’s Hospice provides specialist palliative for those with life-limiting illnesses across Greater Manchester.
Swimmer Russ Magnall said: “It was very cold this morning but refreshing.
“You get a good sense of achievement once you’ve done it – and you get a hot Vimto.
“It is a privilege to be a part of the fundraising today here in Manchester.”
The swimmers raised over £4000.
The youngest participant in the New Year’s Day swim was seven years old.
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