Pictures: Splashing time at Great Newham London Swim
PUBLISHED: 10:42 21 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:42 21 July 2015
Laura Radford Photography
Swimmers braved the chilly waters of the Royal Victoria Dock to take part in the Great Newham London Swim.
Great Newham London Swim 2015
Great Newham London Swimmers
Warming up for the Great Newham London Swim
Swimmers take to the water
Participants are ready to go
Ready, steady, splash!
Swimmers limber up on the Royal Victoria Dock
Great Newham London Swim participants celebrate finishing the course
Swimmers finishing the course
Towie star Ferne McCann with the starter horn for the Great Newham London Swim
The open-water course saw 1,500 swimmers of all ages and abilities tackle either a half-mile or one-mile swim, many doing so in the name of charity.
Among the famous faces making a splash on Saturday were television presenter Andy Akinwolere and Towie star Ferne McCann.
She said: “When you’re doing it – when you’re in the water, you’re on your own – that’s daunting.
The Great Newham London Swim was the fourth Great Swim event of 2015.
It finished alongside the ExCel and participants were supported by a team of safety kayakers and lifeguards.
Alex Jackson, Great Swim Series event director said: “It’s been a fantastic day at the Royal Victoria Dock – the amazing weather, inspirational swimmers and enthusiastic supporters have made it an event to remember.
“We want to say a huge well done to everyone who took part and thank our partners Newham Council and the Royal Docks for their support.”
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