A beach in Co Wicklow, Ireland, was awash with 2,505 women of all ages and backgrounds as they plunged into the water to raise funds for cancer.
Some women were cancer survivors who used the “empowering” experience to overcome self-confidence issues related to mastectomy scars.
Others were there because they knew someone who had been affected or to support patients.
Here are some snaps from yesterday’s record-breaker.
The dippers look cheerful as they put themselves up for the challenge. Some women were said to be nervous about stripping naked as it would mean revealing their mastectomy scars. On the day, however, “nobody cared”
Organiser Dee Featherstone said: “Half the people who were there either had cancer or were affected by cancer or were supporting somebody or remembering someone who had cancer – every woman had their own little story of why they did it.
“It was very empowering.”