The mayor of Bournemouth will judge the fancy dress when Bournemouth Spartans take their Christmas Day swim.

The event takes place on Boscombe seafront, with the mayor arriving at 10.45am.

Bournemouth Spartans have been taking a Christmas Day dip every year since 1951.

IN PICTURES: 74 years of the Bournemouth Spartans Christmas Day dip

In that time, they have entertained countless onlookers and raised a good deal of money for charity.

The winter swimming club was formed in 1950 by Percy Moore and George Taylor.