Christmas Day swim – level 2

05-01-2015 07:00

A group of swimmers met in London’s Hyde Park in 1864 to compete in a Christmas Day swim. They swam 100 yards (91 metres) in the cold water. This race became a tradition, and people take part in it every year.

This year was no exception. A crowd of people watched the brave swimmers jump into the icy waters, which are usually below 4°C. Not all swimmers can take part in this swim. They must get used to the cold conditions over a period of time, first.

Difficult words: exception (something which is different from what is normal), icy (very cold), get used to something (when something is easy for you to do).

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