2003 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 3rd prize
Photographer

Andrew Buurman

Eyevine

25 December, 2001

Competitors leave the water for a traditional glass of port after the Peter Pan Cup, a 100-yard race swum every Christmas morning. This annual highlight is named after a trophy presented in 1903 by J.M. Barrie, author of 'Peter Pan'. Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club meet every Saturday morning, regardless of weather conditions, for a dip in the Serpentine Lake in London's Hyde Park. If the lake has frozen over, they break a hole in the ice, and then go for a swim. The club was founded in 1864 and includes members from all walks of life and levels of experience, ranging from people in their twenties to those in their eighties.

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