Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Polar Bear Swim at Rushbrook marks the start of 2015

The annual tradition for North Coast residents of hurling themselves into the cold harbour waters of Prince Rupert is close at hand, as the Prince Rupert Rotary Club wraps up the preparations for the 2015 Polar Bear Swim.

This years event is set for 1 PM at the Rushbrook Floats, where those brave souls, costumed or just down to their favourite swim suit will take to the water in a dash of one part bravery / one part madness.

When it comes to taking to the water, the Polar Bear swim is all about the technique to be used and how fast you want to get the task over with.

The most successful approach in the past it seems, belonging to those who just take quickly to the water, leaving those who tentatively approach the task to either change their minds and scurry back up the floats much to the amusement of the crowd along the dock, or to finally after a bit of coaxing drop into the bay, to dip into the New Year on their own timeline.

Regardless of the plan, it all makes for a fair amount of fun to celebrate the year ahead.

Polar Bear Swim 2014, see more
photos on the Rotary Facebook page
Rushbrook Floats, Location for
the 2015 Polar Bear Swim @ 1PM

Free Hot Dogs, Coffee and Hot Chocolate will be available for those that need a bit of warming comforts along the way.

You can learn more about the work of the Rotary Club in Prince Rupert from their website and Facebook page 

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