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Sutton Coldfield swimmers take the plunge in Sutton Parks icy pool - local news
Crazy Sutton Coldfield swimmers braved sub-zero temperatures for an annual festive plunge yesterday as the country enjoyed a white Christmas.

Around 80 brave individuals knocked holes in the frozen Blackroot Pool in Sutton Coldfield, before plunging into the ice-cold water.

Former organiser Peter Moore, a member of Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club, commented: Two years ago people simple dived straight in and had a good thrash around.

But last year Blackroot pool was also covered in ice, so someone bashed a hole in it so people could get in one at a time.

Of course, its not much fun queuing up in the cold. Its better to just dive in and then get out as quickly as you can!

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Posted On:  26 December, 2010
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