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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[edit]

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

Polar Bear Swims by geography[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Deleware[edit]

Florida[edit]

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

Georgia[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Kansas[edit]

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

Maine[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Nevada[edit]

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

New Jersey[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Canada[edit]

England[edit]

Germany[edit]

Spain[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Other[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

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

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