A competitor takes part in the bi-annual Cold Water Championships at Tooting Bec lido outdoor swimming pool, South London on January 22, 2011. Participants braved the pool's cold water to compete in ... more 
A competitor takes part in the bi-annual Cold Water Championships at Tooting Bec lido outdoor swimming pool, South London on January 22, 2011. Participants braved the pool's cold water to compete in swimming races sometimes wearing eccentric costumes or hats. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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