A year spent with the swimmers at London's unique swimming ponds.

In the middle of metropolitan London lies Hampstead Heath - 320 hectares of forest, parkland and wildlife, plus three swimming ponds. People swim in these ponds all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable. This touching, beautifully observed film follows some of the regulars over 12 months, as they swim, laugh, sing, complain, philosophise and simply seek respite from all that life throws at them.

Running time: 1h36, including ads and trailers.

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