Swimmers endure Christmas swim in London

December 26, 2009 2:43:11 PM PST
Brave British swimmers continued a 145-year old tradition, by going for a Christmas swim in London. Members of the Serpentine Swim Club took their annual dip in a lake in Hyde Park.

The swimmers ranged from the enthusiastic to the downright reluctant.

"It was very cold, very cold. I can't feel my feet or my hands," said one swimmer.

In some years, the swimmers have had to break through ice to keep their tradition alive, but it was a balmy 44 degrees in London.