Take a New Year dip in outdoor pool

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DARE you take the plunge into the chilly water at an outdoor pool on New Year’s Day?

The temperature at Hathersage swimming pool is to be lowered by half to around 14 degrees for the first time ever on Tuesday, January 1..

Hardy swimmers will be able to hire wet suits and hats on the day from 12.30pm on a first come, first served basis, or can bring along their own if they prefer.

Participants should also bring plenty of towels, warm clothes and blankets but be warned....you enter the water at your own risk!

Tickets will be £5 each for swimmers and spectators, with all funds going to help the swimming pool.

Warm drinks and food will be available and organisers hope that hot showers will be operating.

The family ‘fun’ session starts at 12.30pm. Lane swimming only session for more dedicated cold-water swimmers begins at 2pm.

Dependent on the weather, if it is not safe for the cold water swim to go ahead on January 1, organisers will try to rearrange it for another weekend and tickets would still be valid.

To check ticket availability or for more information, get in touch with workers at the pool by ringing 01433 650843 or emailing: info@hathersageswimmingpool.co.uk