Yes, theres an actual Polar swim in Onset, MA each year. Not real Polar bears but just some local people who will do this sort of thing I guess.... The local fire department raised over $4000 this year local business also suporrt this and so many more. Well 2 of my husbands friends signed up for the swim.... So we had to go, it was off thew pier & freezing temperatures that for sure. I didn't get down on the beach but stayed up front on the edge of the pier with other spectaters so the pictures are that great but here they are
At noon a driving team headed in first
With ambulances, EMT and fire dept on stand by, the sirens & horns go off then Look at these fools runinning into the cold ocean.. OUCH!!!
and a funny one with a blow up doll took a swim together all the under water too! Brave soul thats for sure.
Some say these guys will have no sexual activity for almost a week! There was 1 woman who did the swim to.. yikes.. no it wasn't me althoguh I have done this once in my life but in Febuary at Revere, MA a long time ago.. Never again! Certianly is an experience of a lifetime
The event is all over very quickly and coffee, donuts & pizza are served back at the fire station..
Happy New Years!