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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Polar Bear Swim Day

Since 1920, a group of hardy swimmers has celebrated New Year's Day by plunging into the frigid waters of Vancouver's English Bay. The custom has spread to the US, where chapters of the American Polar Bear Club have established themselves in a number of states known for their cold winter weather. In Sheboygan, Wisconsin, more than 300 daring swimmers brave the ice floes of Lake Michigan to take their New Year's Day swim. The Sheboygan event has gradually expanded into a day-long festival, with a brat-fry, a costume contest, and live entertainment. More...
Omar Mariani
Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2015 9:37:24 AM

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Plunging into the frigid waters of Vancouver's English Bay, unthinkable!!! Are they made of the same stuff most people are made of? Flesh and blood
striker
Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2015 12:24:58 PM
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great time
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2015 2:13:40 PM

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It was hot in Sydney yesterday, & I'm sitting with the fan on right now. The thought of an ice cold plunge sounds just lovely, sign me up. Drool

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Dr WWWW
Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:56:43 PM

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Who needs to jump into Lake Sheboygan? Just walking out the door this morning gave me my daily jolt.

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TB Turtle
Posted: Thursday, January 1, 2015 11:40:02 PM

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A spa I was a member of had a steam room and an ice plunge pool. I thought any and all were crazy to go from one to the other. The wannabe Polar Bears are just as crazy. Just my humble opinion.
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