Past Sidmouth Boxing Day swims
PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 December 2019 | UPDATED: 19:20 25 December 2019
We take a dip into the archives to look at Sidmouth Boxing Day swims from yesteryear.
There are many ways to combat the effects of Christmas over-indulgence, such as starting a new diet or jumping on the treadmill, but Sidmothians prefer to do things differently.
Every year, since the mid '80s, brave souls have gathered along the seafront, ready to make a dash for the ocean and dip a toe or two in the chilly water.
Fancy-dress costumes are a must and spectators can expect to see superheroes, knights, crocodiles and, of course, a Father Christmas or two with his helpful elves.
The spectacle always draws a crowd, so if you are heading out to The Esplanade this year then be sure to get down to the seafront early in the morning to secure your spot and, above all, have fun.