In a polar bear plunge event, people dive into icy water for fun, charity, or for physical health and vigor. Events in the United States are often held to raise money for charity. Ice swimming is known as avantouinti in Finland, and is often combined with sauna activities to confer health benefits. Cold water swimming is generally safe for healthy people, but a participant should be careful not to take a polar bear plunge unless his cardiovascular system is in good shape.
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Tremont Polar Plunge [PHOTOS] | News Break
Every January 1, ocean beaches and frozen lakes across the Northern territory play host to hordes of scantily clad people who plop themselves into icy water for … some reason. Naturally, the heroics of the day ended up on Instagram. These brave gals who turned up to the frigid water in bikinis deserve recognition for their contribution to the cause. Here are the sexiest Polar Plunge shots from the women with the grit to jump in.
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The world over, it's a tradition to ring in the new year with a dip into freezing cold waters. Despite winter weather and against all survival instincts and common sense, thrill-seekers from Coney Island to the Netherlands strip down to their skivvies and leap into ice-cold oceans, lakes, rivers and swimming pools on New Year's Day. Coney Island temperatures were unseasonably warm, in the high 50s, for the th annual Polar Bear Plunge, compared to last year, which hovered at a frigid 17 degrees.
I'm running out of excuses to not participate in the Annual Tremont Polar Plunge! This year would have been ideal with the air temperature a balmy 31 degrees and the water a brisk 45 degrees. Add to Chrome. Sign in. Home Local Classifieds.