Looking back at New Year Swims from past years

Nine pictures looking back at New Year Swims from the past

It's almost time for brave swimmers to take to the water once again at the New Year Swim at Lee Dam, Lumbutts, organised by Todmorden Amateur Swimming Club supported by Todmorden Lions and the Top Brink Inn.

Here's a look back at winners and swimmers from past events. This year's event will take place on Sunday, 13 January with the first race starting at 2pm.

Winners of the New Year Swim back in 2003 proudly lift the cups
Winners of the New Year Swim back in 2003 proudly lift the cups
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Back in 2003, competitors took to the water on New Year's Day
Back in 2003, competitors took to the water on New Year's Day
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There was a light covering of snow on the ground ready for the event in 2002.
There was a light covering of snow on the ground ready for the event in 2002.
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Winners of the boys and girls races Ben Ashton, 10, and Rebecca Sullivan, 15 swim back to the bank in 2010
Winners of the boys and girls races Ben Ashton, 10, and Rebecca Sullivan, 15 swim back to the bank in 2010
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