Monday, April 06, 2015

Easter Sunday Swim with the Coney Island Polar Bears


clairesgarden said...

you are all very brave, and a bit mad!! x

bonnie said...

These folks do this every Sunday, all winter, with extra swims when it snows. They're all insane and wonderful. The club holds a lottery for a small number of new membership slots at the beginning of each Polar Bear season; once you join, I think that you are still not a made bear until you have done 12 swims in a season. The press adores the big January 1 event, but being a true Coney Island Polar Bear takes a lot more than just wearing a silly outfit, imbibing some liquid courage, and running into the water on New Years Day!