With Christmas and New Year now done and dusted, it’s assumed that people will stop stripping off to their bathers and swimming in the freezing cold sea like nutters.

Groups of people have been venturing into the sea over the festive period despite official sources citing the temperature of the water as ‘nobbling’.

Langland resident Pete Bowen said: “I admire them and the Boxing Day swim is great fun to watch.

“It’s not for me though, if I’m honest. Even in the summer I can only really wade up to my thighs because the minute that water hits my testicles or my penis, I’m done!

“My penis shrinks too. It doesn’t look like a penis. I’m conscious my daughter may read this and I keep saying ‘penis’. Am I within the acceptable limit?”

Brynmill resident and regular Langland walker Rob Gray said: “Its a nice tradition to have, but I’ve visited the beach twice since Boxing Day and I’ve seen more pink skinned lunatics emerging from the water like sopping wet George’s from Rainbow.

“A man yesterday took his wetsuit off and went back into the sea in his trunks. What is this? What’s going on? Should I inform my local councillor?”

Theresa Connell from Murton added: “I take my dog down to Langland to shit everywhere and then I don’t pick it up.

“But seeing some of these people swimming in water friendly underwear is an abomination.

“And have you seen the men’s penises?”

photo credit: Simon <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034349095@N01/3131518564″>Boxing day swim: Ventnor 2007</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a&gt; <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/”>(license)</a&gt;