Men's start of the annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Lake Tahoe
The Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim always draw a colorful, eclectic crowd to its high-altitude, low-temperature swim. At an altitude of 6,229 feet (1,898 meters) in Lake Tahoe
, the water temperature at 39°C (4°C) throughout the 250-yard swim feels especially cool. With a cut-off time of 20 minutes, a crowd gathers to see who is the fastest, the slowest and the most colorful in front of the Gar Woods Restaurant in Carmelian Bay. The 24th year of cold-water celebration is held on 2 March 2013 as part of SnowFest, the annual Mardi Gras in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
City Carnelian Bay
Name Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim
Water Temp: 39°F (4°C)
Class: Polar Bear