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Polar Bear Plunge
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12TH ANNUAL POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Noon
1. Dress Up In Your Swim Suit, Costumes Add The Whimsy
1. Come Early/Car Pool Or Take The Bus. Parking Is Limited. Plan your
trip with Metro
The Polar Bear Plunge was the first official event of its kind in the Seattle area. Janet Wilson, Aquatic Center Coordinator at Meadowbrook Pool, started the event off on January 1, 2003. About 300 people participated in the first Polar Bear Plunge; since then the attendance has reached nearly 1,000 brave bears. The plunge has inspired other, similar events in the Seattle Area. At this family event, wear a costume, enjoy warm beverages, and receive a Patch of Courage if you immerse yourself.
Said one Parks wag, Tim Ewings, "Plungers are 'polarized' towards two styles. Some luxuriate in the refreshingly brisk waters. Others only stay in as long as they can 'bear' it."
Updated May 14, 2013
Polar Bear Plunge Photos
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