Gibraltarians brace themselves for Boxing Day Polar Bear swim

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Gibraltarians brace themselves for Boxing Day Polar Bear swim

RUNNING semi-naked into the icy waves on Boxing Day probably isn’t high on most people’s Christmas wish list… unless you live in Gibraltar.

This year, as usual, the hardiest Gibraltarians will be taking on the Polar Bear swim on the 26th at Catalan Bay, so-called because only a Polar Bear could possibly enjoy such a thing.

Hot brandy, mince pies and a polar bear certificate are the just rewards for those humans brave enough to take the plunge.

The tradition also raises money for various charities.

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