Polar Bear Swim

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Men's start of the annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Carnelian Bay in Lake Tahoe, California
Polar Bear Swim in Scotland

noun - Polar Bear Swim is a swimming event of any distance held during the winter where participants enter an open body of water despite low water and air temperatures. Often, Polar Bear Swims are held to raise money for a charity. Usually, no swimming is involved. Participants generally walk, wade or jump in the cold water and splash or stand around, and then walk out.

Usage

The swimmers gathered at the lake where temperatures plunged near freezing for the annual Polar Bear Swim.

Polar Bear Swims by geography

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Deleware

Florida

  • Special Olympics Florida Polar Plungem - Seaworld Waterpark, Orlando, Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

  • Special Olympics Kansas Polar Plunge, Bloomington East park, Clinton Lake, U.S.A.

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Nevada

  • PlungeFest, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, U.S.A.

New Jersey

New Hampshire

New York

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Canada

England

Germany

Spain

Switzerland

Other

Synonyms

winter swim, Polar Bear plunge, open water dip, festive dip

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