The Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service's annual New Years Days Swim went ahead today at 12:00
A Rescue demonstration between the Coastguard Rescue helicopter 104 and Gosport Rescue 1 took place before the main event with formation transfers and a crewman being winched from the water.
A record 262 swimmers took part in today's events raising funds for 35 charities and organisations, in brilliant sunshine Afterwards swimmers were provided with hot showers courtesy of Hampshire Fire and Rescue mobile shower unit and hot drinks provided by GAFIRS
GAFIRS alone raised £2511.46
GAFIRS is an Independent Lifeboat charity which is a declared facility with the Coastguard 24/7 and is not part of and does no receive any funding from the Main National Lifeboat Charity.
All members are 100% volunteers and no one receives any payment for their time and services.
The link below is to our photo's of the event today and you have permission to use the photo's as long as the the photographers name which is on each photo is acknowledged.