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The annual Panama Swimming Club's New years Day dip at Whitley Bay. Little fishie Juliette Taylor.
The annual Panama Swimming Club's New years Day dip at Whitley Bay. Little fishie Juliette Taylor.

A PLUCKY Ponteland girl joined more than 160 swimmers to welcome the New Year with a dip in the North Sea.

Juliette Taylor, of Darras Hall, braved the winter chill to take part in the annual event at Whitley Bay.

Seasoned athletes were joined by fancy dress-clad fund-raisers for the dip, which was organised by the town’s Panama Swimming Club.

Juliette chose to dress as a fish for her swim, taking to the water alongside a few Santas, some super heroes and penguins, among others.