This is how every Monday should begin: Competitors, one dressed as The Hulk, get ready to take part in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido on Saturday in London, England. Open to all comers the Championships involve swimmers of all ages and abilities. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Another amazing photo from the Paralympics: China’s He Junquan bites on a towel to aid his start in the men’s 50m Backstroke S5 race at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park. The S5 category is for swimmers with major limb loss of two limbs or with full use of their arms and hands but no trunk or leg muscles; swimmers with moderate coordination problems.