Barrowford’s Catherine Benson took the plunge and raised £1,000 for Pendleside Hospice.
Catherine took part in the two-mile Great North Swim in Lake Windermere.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the swim,” said Catherine.
“I have never done a two-mile swim before and was new to open water swimming but I trained hard in the pool for the months leading up to it.
“I finished in one hour and 18 minutes.
“I wanted to raise money for the hospice as living locally I often see the brilliant but hard work that they do in our community.”