At Christmas, the cold is no excuse not to get in some outdoor exercise. In fact, Christmas in Barcelona is a good time to get in shape. How, you ask? Swimming, of course. Every year on Christmas Day you'll find a swimming competition organised by the Club Natació (Swimming Club), which involves swimming 200 metres in open water at the Barcelona Port, starting at Portal de la Pau near the Columbus monument. It can't be too bad out there, this event has been going on for over a century!