Residents of the Co Down coast have taken part in a number of charity swims on Christmas Day.
The Santa Splash swim was held at Helens Bay beach, with several hundred people taking part in the annual Christmas Eve tradition in aid of local charity Storehouse, a food bank in Bangor.
The Brompton Belles and Beaux braved the dip in Bangor.
Marie-Therese Davis-Hanson was among the swimmers who start their day with a sea dip all year round.
“It was about 7.2 degrees in there this morning,” she told PA.
Nicola Woods added: “The temperature will go down to at least four degrees in the months ahead, last March we got to about three degrees where there was frost on the sea weed and it was properly cold, painful.”
Ms Davis-Hanson said the Christmas swim was a little more special as a chance to catch up with friends over a mulled wine before Christmas dinner.
Ms Woods added: “It’s a chance to get a bit of peace and quiet before the madness of the day, taking a bit of time for yourself, getting in and really enjoying the wild weather. But it’s still lovely at the same time.”
The group have been facing an additional challenge in recent weeks after Storm Barra broke the ladder they use to get into the sea, they added that the best Christmas present they could receive would be seeing it fixed by the local council.