Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Members of the open water swimming community do all sorts of interesting things in this holiday season:

America coach Dave Thomas of USA Swimming [shown on left] volunteers as a jolly Santa Claus in Colorado Springs.

Marathon swimmer Barbara Held works as a cast member at Disneyland, keeping the visitors and employees safe whether on stage or backstage. “We are all active or retired firefighters and our main function is prevention and safety.”

Vojislav Mijić organizes the annual Epiphany Swimming for the Holy Cross of Honour, an Epiphany swimming event of 33 meters in the Old City Beach in his native Šabac, Serbia.

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