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Thousands take on the Great East Swim at Alton Water

Thousands of swimmers zipped up their wet suits and took on the Great East Swim today.

The open water event, now in its eighth year in Suffolk, saw swimmers of all ages and abilities take on a variety of distances at Alton Water near Ipswich.

The crowds were treated to glorious weather, the sun glinting off the calm waters as the swimmers made their way round the course.

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