Will you take to the water for the White Christmas Dip?

Bournemouth Echo: Will you take to the water for the White Christmas Dip? Will you take to the water for the White Christmas Dip?

Swimmers are being urged to battle the elements and take part in the sixth White Christmas Dip at Boscombe Pier on Christmas Day.

The fun starts at 10am and all money raised will go towards Macmillan Caring Locally.

Last year 130 fundraisers took the plunge for the annual event, attracting people in mankinis, festive outfits and one man even dressed as a horse.

Organiser Tom Baker and family set the event up to raise funds for the Christchurch charity after being inspired by his uncle John White’s battle with skin cancer.

To join in the fun go to whitechristmasdip.co.uk for more information.

  • Let us know of any other events taking place on Christmas Day or Boxing Day by emailing digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

 

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11:08am Sun 22 Dec 13

elite50 says...

As an 18 year old (many, many years ago), my drunken mates and I decided to see the new year in with a midnight dip.
My God it was cold.
To try and get some warmth back into my frozen body I started to jump up and down. I heard this crack, looked down and found out that I was jumping up and down on the side of my foot.
I did not feel a thing!
Some hours later (and for the last 20 years of my life) the pain arrived.
Just be careful!
As an 18 year old (many, many years ago), my drunken mates and I decided to see the new year in with a midnight dip. My God it was cold. To try and get some warmth back into my frozen body I started to jump up and down. I heard this crack, looked down and found out that I was jumping up and down on the side of my foot. I did not feel a thing! Some hours later (and for the last 20 years of my life) the pain arrived. Just be careful! elite50

4:52pm Sun 22 Dec 13

beachcomber1 says...

if it happens where the photo was taken then no thanks, as it's right next to the sewer overflow outlet!
if it happens where the photo was taken then no thanks, as it's right next to the sewer overflow outlet! beachcomber1

5:53pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Redgolfer says...

elite50 wrote:
As an 18 year old (many, many years ago), my drunken mates and I decided to see the new year in with a midnight dip.
My God it was cold.
To try and get some warmth back into my frozen body I started to jump up and down. I heard this crack, looked down and found out that I was jumping up and down on the side of my foot.
I did not feel a thing!
Some hours later (and for the last 20 years of my life) the pain arrived.
Just be careful!
Are you talking about the Old Spartans' dip on New Years Day, I too did back in the Fifties, not much sense then or Now,LOL
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: As an 18 year old (many, many years ago), my drunken mates and I decided to see the new year in with a midnight dip. My God it was cold. To try and get some warmth back into my frozen body I started to jump up and down. I heard this crack, looked down and found out that I was jumping up and down on the side of my foot. I did not feel a thing! Some hours later (and for the last 20 years of my life) the pain arrived. Just be careful![/p][/quote]Are you talking about the Old Spartans' dip on New Years Day, I too did back in the Fifties, not much sense then or Now,LOL Redgolfer

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