South West Wales

1,500 take part in New Year's Day Saundersfoot swim

Adventurer Tori James starts the swim Image copyright Aled Llywelyn

More than 1,500 swimmers in fancy dress have welcomed in the New Year at an annual swim in Pembrokeshire.

A mass dance warm-up took place at Saundersfoot before the swimmers braved the sea, cheered on by thousands of spectators.

Pembrokeshire-born adventurer Tori James, the first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest, was on hand to start the swim.

Now in its 32rd year, the event has raised more than £500,000 for charity.

Highlights among the fancy dress included a large Star Wars Millennium Falcon and Mrs Brown's Boys.

Image copyright Gareth Davies Photography Tenby
Image copyright Gareth Davies Photography Tenby
Image copyright Gareth Davies Photography Tenby
Image copyright Gareth Davies Photography Tenby

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