Wellington’s mid winter swim

Today I photographed Wellington’s mid winter swim at Freyberg Beach in Oriental Bay. The morning started at 6:30am, struggling out of bed and getting down to the beach by 7am. I met with the organizer Barbara Watson from triandswimfit.ning.com. To my amazement, people actually showed up. There were about 25 hardy souls who assembled wearing westuits, hoodies and booties and began warming up together. The swim went out around two buoys and the fountain totaling 1km.

A daughter and Dad share a moment with each other pre-swim.

Two swimmers exclaim as they feel the temperature.

Another approach of getting in the water - a running start

A lone swimmer returns from the water with the rain bearing down on him

The group of swimmers emerge after completing the 1km swim

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