The annual event attracted lots of courageous swimmers to tackle the challenge.

Brave swimmers take to icy waters during annual New Year Swim in Todmorden

Brave swimmers took to the icy waters of Lee Dam, Lumbutts, near Todmorden yesterday (Sunday) for the annual New Year swim.

Read: Nine pictures looking back at New Year Swims from the past

The annual open-air swim dates back to 1961 and has been held at Lee Dam for more than 20 years.
The annual open-air swim dates back to 1961 and has been held at Lee Dam for more than 20 years.
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New Year Swim at Lee Dam, Lumbutts 2019
New Year Swim at Lee Dam, Lumbutts 2019
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Swimmers in each of the four categories race to be the first to the trophy which has been dropped in Lee Dam.
Swimmers in each of the four categories race to be the first to the trophy which has been dropped in Lee Dam.
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Here are a few more pictures from this year's swim
Here are a few more pictures from this year's swim
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