Campaigners celebrated the New Year with a splash.
The Friends of Bramley Baths marked the official re-opening of the Edwardian baths by hosting a fancy dress dip.
Swimmers dusted off their costumes and took the plunge to officially mark a new era for the historic baths.
Campaigners spent over a year trying to save the community facility after plans were revealed to close it.
The newly formed Bramley Baths Community Ltd received the keys to the historic pool, which dates back to 1904, last month.
Ownership of the Edwardian facility transferred from the council to the community after the group took over the running of the Grade II listed building and its associated swimming pool and gym on a 25-year lease.
The deal sees them paying a peppercorn rent on the building, with an agreement that the council will consider any “reasonable claim” for costs and liabilities relating to the building’s age and the pool.
To mark the pool’s official opening they invited members of the public to enjoy a New Year swim yesterday.
John Battle, Chair of the Friends of Bramley Baths, said: “We have had fantastic support from the community to start with and there has been some really hard work by a team of people.
“The real test is we need people to come through the door and pay.
“It all now depends on people really rallying around and using it to its maximum.
“It’s a nail biting time and we want it to be a place where people enjoy keeping fit.
“Some people have come from further afield because they learned to swim here.”