23 photos from Christmas and New Year's Day swims in Carnlough Harbour, Brown's Bay and Ballygally near Larne

While most us were busy opening presents on Christmas morning or catching a lie in on New Year's Day hundreds of people from all over Northern Ireland took part in charity swims.

Thursday, 3rd January 2019, 5:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:14 pm
Once wasn't enough for swimmer Megan McClements.

The following 23 images are a selection of photos from swims at Carnlough Harbour, Brown's Bay and Ballygally Beach (both near Larne).

Christine Spiers from Dundonald doing her best Pamela Anderson impression.
Swimmers attending the Cancer Focus NI's New Years Day Dip at Crawfordsburn Beach.
Swimmer Christine Spiers from Dundonald in her Baywatch costume attending the Cancer Focus NI's New Years Day Dip at Crawfordsburn Beach.
This swimmer was expecting a magic carpet to catch her and keep her warm and dry.
Swimmer Megan McClements daughter Megan jumps off the harbour wall into Carnlough harbour in Northern Ireland.
Rather you than me!
Swimmers jump into Carnlough Harbour in Northern Ireland.
Angela McClements debates with herself whether or not to jump in.
People gather on Crawfordsburn Beach for the New Year's Day dip which raised money for Cancer Focus N.I.
There was a good turnout of swimmers for the RNLI fundraiser in Ballygally.
Enjoying the fun swim in aid of the Larne RNLI fundraising branch on December 29.
That looks really cold guys!
This little guy looks like he's having second thoughts.
Paul Steele with a gyro-copter suit with the registration G-YROX, which is owned and flown by Norman Surplus, 2nd coxswain Larne Lifeboat.
These people went along to cheer on their loved ones.
RLNI supporters at the swim in Ballygally.
Larne crew members who assisted with safety cover for the event
Taking a dip at Brown's Bay on New Year's Day.
"Superhero Thor" braved the cold sea at Islandmagee,
"Batman" and "Batgirl" got into the spirit of the fundraiser.
A "Superhero" themed dip took place at Brown's Bay on New Year's Day.
There was a great turnout for New Year's Day swim at Brown's Bay.
"The Incredibles" were among participants in the New Year's dip at Brown's Bay.