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Great North Swim hailed as another huge success

THOUSANDS of swimmers, of all ages and abilities, took to the Lake District to take part in the UK’s biggest open-water swimming event.

The John West Great North Swim, now in its 12th year, was held at Brockhole, near Windermere.

Open water enthusiasts, aged from eight to over 80, were able to complete a range of challenges from the beginner 250m wave all the way through to the gruelling 10km marathon swim.

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