Mcdonalds was selling Super Bowl poster for 25 cents.
The Coney Island Polar Bear Club was founded in 1903 and known for their warmth. If not into the swim you can watch with so many others. Their websites is funny http://www.polarbearclub.org
Q and A and good quotes:
“Shrinkage comes and shrinkage goes, Monday morning no one knows.”
Are you folks nuts? Not particularly. We’re just a group of people from all walks of life who deeply enjoy the activity of cold water swimming. Some do it for possible health benefits. Some do it for the love of water. Some do it to stay active at Coney Island. And others, well, maybe a few of us are nuts. But all do it for the fun of it. If it’s not fun, then stay out of the water.
It is possible to get hypothermia, but in Club memory, going back over twenty years now, no member has ever suffered from hypothermia or frostbite. We know our limits and look out for each other.
As the winter progresses, it is not unusual for the water temperature to dip down to about 33° degrees. And don’t forget to throw the wind chill effect into the mix. There is a weather calculator on the site.
To prepare: We recommend wearing neoprine surf boots.The boots do a great deal to help keep your feet comfortable and protect you against the possibility of cutting your feet on that stray piece of glass that turns up on the beach. Do you have to be in excellent health to do this? Take a look at the pictures throughout this site. Do we look like body builders? Our members vary. We do recommend all participants consult their physicians before engaging in winter swimming. How long do you stay in the water? Time varies depending on the weather, particularly the wind. It can be as long as 20 minutes or as short as 4 minutes. In Club memory there has never been a day so cold that the Club has decided against swimming.