December sees the shortest day and the end of the year as well as the major celebration of Christmas. Feasting, fire, parties and family celebrations are all widespread in the season of goodwill to all men….and perhaps surprisingly, outdoor swimming events!
Some events take place on exactly the same date every year, regardless of which day of the week they fall upon. The following table shows events which are fixed in this way:
Some event dates differ from year to year in order for them to fall on a weekend or during a particular week of the year, for example the 3rd week in January. The following table shows events where dates may vary in this manner: