FOUR members of the Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club took part in the Ty Hafan New Year’s Day Dip at Whitmore Bay, Barry Island.

Abby Finch, Cath Jones, Chris (Gorden) Economides and Nicholas Cushen were were supported by Pat Finch, Ffion Jones, Shelia Williams, Kyle Siirak and Mai.

The swimmers gathered together by the start point before the dash to the water and were given some warm up exercises before the start.

Nicholas Cushen said: “On the go everyone went and dashed into the seemingly cold water in groups.

“A lot of swimmers took part in fancy dress as Minions, super-heroes and so on, some wore inflatable armbands and other inflatables they were wearing for the event.

“Those who took part enjoyed themselves although they did feel the chill but it was fine after a while doing it but the weather was also on our side and pleasant during that day.”

The swimmers took home medals and a hot drink following the event.