Almost time to test the water...

IT’S nearly time to dip a toe into the water...the date has been set for the 2012 New Year Swim!

Todmorden Swimming Club will be hosting the swim at Lee Dam, Lumbutts, on Sunday, January 8, with swimmers asked to register for the New Year tradition by 1.30pm, ready for the 2pm start.

This time there will be a £5 entry fee per swimmer rather than the 50-50 sponsorship split of previous years, although swimmers can raise money for their own charities as well if they wish.

The swim, where swimmers compete for men’s, women’s. boys’ and girls’ trophies, is followed by some reviving hot soup at the nearby Top Brink, where prizes and certificates will also be presented.

The organisers would be delighted to see swimmers in fancy dress, for which there is also a prize.

For more details about the swim, contact Debbie Lorimer on 01706 819651 or 07513 123097.

Donations to the swimming club are welcome - money raised from the swim helps it provide coaching through the year.