Since 1907 a swimming event is held annually in Barcelona involving swimming from the Port of Barcelona. The Atlètic Barceloneta swimming club each 25th December organizes it. Participants must complete a 200-metre swim in the waters of the Port of Barcelona. Cold is not an impediment to the athletes who always receive encouragement from all those onlookers who do not want to miss such a unique competition, which is the oldest in the city.
The picture shows the spectators well wrapped up and watching the race in 1966, to the left is a little boat, which says “photos” perhaps for those who sought to immortalize the moment.