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400 Brits claim world record in naked bathing

2011-06-21 05:24:26 GMT2011-06-21 13:24:26(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Almost 400 men run naked into sea during an theme activity called Midsummer Skinny Dip at Llangennith Beach near Rhossili, United Kindom on June 19, 2011.[Photo/CFO]

A women cheers as dipped into sea among crowds during an theme activity called Midsummer Skinny Dip at Llangennith Beach near Rhossili, United Kindom on June 19, 2011.[Photo/CFP]

Over 400 naked participants stand for ten minutes in an attempt to break the current record of 250 during an theme activity called Midsummer Skinny Dip at Llangennith Beach near Rhossili, United Kindom on June 19, 2011.[Photo/CFP]

Over 400 naked participants stand for ten minutes in an attempt to break the current record of 250 during an theme activity called Midsummer Skinny Dip at Llangennith Beach near Rhossili, United Kindom on June 19, 2011.[Photo/CFP]

Staffers of the theme activity called Midsummer Skinny Dip conduct security checks of participants who are to swim naked into sea at Llangennith Beach near Rhossili, United Kindom on June 19, 2011.[Photo/CFP]

Participants returned to beach after a ten-minute's dip into the sea during an theme activity called Midsummer Skinny Dip at Llangennith Beach near Rhossili, United Kindom on June 19, 2011.[Photo/CFP]

Organisers of a mass skinny dip on a Gower beach in the UK, are hopeful they have set a new world record after hundreds of naked swimmers took to the sea.

Participants wanted to break the current record of 250 and were raising raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the National Trust charities.

At 8:30am they all rushed into the water. To break the record everyone had to be in the sea for 10 minutes. It was organised by online publishing editor Alison Powell, originally from Blackwood, in Caerphilly county, who now lives in Bristol.

She said the early start was aimed at discouraging 'rubber-neckers' and in case people objected to seeing lots of naked bodies on the beach

(Agencies)

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