Tom Daley during his Comic Relief challenge (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Tom Daley has completed an outdoor swim in bitterly cold temperatures as he continued his gruelling four-day challenge to raise money for Comic Relief.
The Olympic gold-medallist diver was thrown into the deep end on the second day of his Hell Of A Homecoming Red Nose Day Challenge, battling the elements to complete a 1,600-metre open water swim in Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake in Reading.
Daley, 27, said: “As I was getting into the water, I was feeling as ready as I’ll ever be, but the idea of swimming such a long distance in water that was 5.2 degrees was extremely daunting.
This morning, @TomDaley1994 took on a brutally cold open water swim 🥶
He's now making his way through a 100km ride… https://t.co/nc4yLsbyfg