Every winter mad Aucklanders go for an ice cold swim at Mission Bay. The Winter Splash event is organised by the Auckland City Council, and plenty of brave souls participate.

This year the Splash takes place on 21 August between 10am and 1pm. It should be lots of fun. There will be roaming street performers and other entertainment, and participants are being encouraged to dress up in circus costumes.

Go along and see what’s happening, and if you are really tough, join in and go for a swim!

Details are here.

Icy Swim

It will be cold, but at least it won’t be this cold!

Written by Hannah Robinson at Languages International

Photo by Christopher Cherry