Thousands join in New Year swim

Some 9,500 people took part in the traditional New Year’s swim in the North Sea off Scheveningen, sponsor Unox told news agency ANP.

The spokesman said the weather was perfect and the sea temperature 8 degrees.
In total, Unox organised 25 New Year swims, along the coast from Ouddorp to Zandvoort and on the Wadden Sea islands of Vlieland and Ameland. Others took place at lakes.
One family was flown by helicopter to take part in three diffferent swims to mark the 10th year since the first swim was held.
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