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Peter Pan Swimming Cup

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Every Christmas Day morning, the members of the Serpentine Swimming Club meet for their annual Christmas Day swim and the "Peter Pan Cup".

The 100 yards swimming race started in 1864 with a gold medal as first prize but in 1904 the novelist J.M.Barrie presented the first Peter Pan Cup and the tradition has continued. This was the year Peter Pan first appeared in London theatres and the swimming race is now just as legendary.

Only members are allowed to swim in the race as they train weekly to prepare for the icy waters but spectators are very welcome and the cheering and clapping can help the cold swimmers!

When: 9am on 25 December.
Where: The south bank of the Serpentine. (Look for the car park on the Park map).

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