To start out their New Year, willing participants jump into the frigid waters of a public pool. This day the air temp was 50 degrees and the water temperature a crisp 39 degrees.
The woman in the middle wearing the water wings was a local media anchor who participated. The event was a fund-raiser for recreational swimming programs.
Polar Bear Plunges are popular in cold, winter climates, making the plunge something to dread and remember. Here in Northern California, this is as close to cold as it gets.