It's time for that annual ritual, "El primer bany de l'any" (the first swim of the year). This year is the 18th year that Barcelona's hardy folk have put New Year's Day hangovers aside and plunged into a very chilly Mediterranean. Last year over 500 people took part. All participants get to warm up afterwards with a cup of hot broth.
The swim takes place at 12 noon on New Year's Day. The meeting point is in front of the Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta on the Sant Sebastiá beach.
You don't have to register, but it's free and worth it for the hot shower and diploma. You can register on the day at the clubhouse.