In pictures: 'Santas' go for a swim on Christmas

Updated: Jan 16, 2017, 15:58 IST
  • In pictures: 'Santas' go for a swim on Christmas
    Participants sporting Santa Claus regalia jump into the water during the 107th edition of the Copa Nadal (Christmas Cup) in Barcelona's Port Vell on December 25, 2016. The traditional 200-meter Christmas swimming race gathered more than 300 participants on Barcelona's old harbour.
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  • In pictures: 'Santas' go for a swim on Christmas
    Participants sporting Santa Claus regalia jump into the water during the 107th edition of the Copa Nadal (Christmas Cup) in Barcelona's Port Vell on December 25, 2016. The traditional 200-meter Christmas swimming race gathered more than 300 participants on Barcelona's old harbour.
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    A member of the Berliner Seehunde (Berlin seals) swimming club reacts during their traditional Christmas swimming on December 25, 2016 at the Orankesee lake in Berlin.
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  • In pictures: 'Santas' go for a swim on Christmas
    Members of the Berliner Seehunde (Berlin seals) swimming club with Father Christmas outfits pose for a picture during their traditional Christmas swimming on December 25, 2016 at the Orankesee lake in Berlin.
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    People take part in the traditional Christmas Swim at the Port-Vieux beach in front of the Rocher de la Vierge in Biarritz, on December 24, 2016.
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    A Tahitian performer dances with people taking part in the traditional Christmas Swim in Monaco on December 24, 2016.
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    A member of the Ladove Medvede (Ice Bears) Swim Club passes by a swan as he gets out of the 1°C cold water at lake Zlate Piesky in northeastern Bratislava on December 24, 2016. Over 30 people participated in the Christmas winter swim.
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    Two workers dressed as Santa Claus gesture as they swim in a fish tank during a show at Africa's largest marine theme park, the South African Marine Biological Research (SAMBR) Sea World based at the uShaka Marine World in Durban on December 21, 2016. UShaka Marine is home to more than 200 marine species and attracts around 110,000 local and international tourists during the Christmas and holiday season.
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    A disguised woman swims during the 78th "Coupe de Noel" (Christmas cup) swimming race in the Lake Geneva, on December 18, 2016 in Geneva. More than 1800 participants took part in the event, a 12-meter-long swimming off the Geneva's bank in the 7 degrees Celsius cold water.
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    Swimmers step into the water during their traditional Christmas swim in the Vltava river, on December 26, 2012, in Prague.
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As a token of celebration, 'Santas' from round the world go for a Christmas swim and float in merry making. Take a look at these offbeat images, which are full of colourful santas and scary stunts

 

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