Friday, December 28, 2007

Seattle's 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge!

This is the place to sign-in and share your experience jumping in Lake Washington.
We want to hear from you!
What's your name?
Where are you from?
How old are you (optional)?
Was this your first?
How did you like it?
Will we see you next year, and the year after that?

Please keep it clean. We want kids to be able to participate here too.


Janet Wilson said...

Who will be the first to sign-in on our "Official" Un-Offical Polar Bear Plunge Site???

Anonymous said...

I will ;P

broo said...

Been there nearly every year -- my 14 yr. old daughter Ana, too! -- used to jump into puget sound on new year's...ahh! a glorious way to begin 2008!


awoodinville said...

ok, I've always wanted to do this. I'm 48, no time like the present. I'll be there!

Janet Wilson said...

Yeah! It's working!!! Peaple are actually finding the blog and using it!
I just stopped by Matthews Beach and it was so beautiful. 38 degrees outside and probably 40 degrees in the water.

Jim said...

Would you happen to know if there will be another Polar Bear Plunge at Clarke Beach this year? (In previous years, it was at noon.)

Also the Seattle Times web site has a bad link back to the Seattle Parks department (just remove the ! in "!aquatics")

Anonymous said...

What time do you all suggest getting there to register? On the Seattle Parks and Rec site it says up to 1000 swimmers can participate, so I don't want to be left out!

Barb said...

A friend called and suggested we do this.... It will be my first!

Anonymous said...

I could hardly breathe, the water was so cold! -- Natalie

I came, I saw, I splashed, I conquered. -- Quin

It's called the Polar Bear Swim! -- Anonymous Human who did not go in the water, but saw American Widgeons and a Pileated Woodpecker

More kids from Wedgwood School should do it next year. -- Thea

Rob B said...

I only wish I knew about this in advance, as I would have loved to be there.

Polar said...

Sky was blue, water was cold, and it was a great to begin 2008 with friends.

Polar Bear Mom said...

Sky was blue, water was cold, and it was a perfect day to start 2008 with friends!

chainmailgirl said...

Where are you from? The Seattle Area
How old are you? 34
Was this your first? Yes!
How did you like it? Loved it!
Will we see you next year, and the year after that? Oh yes.

We liked it so much that we went to the one at Kirkland at 1pm too.

Anonymous said...

it's my 6th..have a tattoo from last year's patch on my booty...brought friends along to plunge and to support us...go penguins!!
for a 50 yr old of the best ways to start the new year! ..

Anonymous said...

Great family fun, and for us middle age folks, too! Thanks for a lovely kick off to 2008.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful event! Now look at the patch carefully and you will see that the polar bear has a nice darker blue "package" between his legs. You will never be able to look at the patch the same way again.

Chris said...

Had a great time this year, good to see so many others there too. Much warmer than last year and no rain !

I hope you all liked my grass skirt ;)

C Wisnoski

Christa said...

I particpiated in the Resolution Run / Trip-n-Dip - and it was a blast!

Anonymous said...

Janet - let's get an official Polar Bear CLUB going - maybe have available a bucket to donate to World Wildlife Fund or something. This was my first plunge - it was remarkably fun! Dove in and SWAM - not like some of those wimps who only dip. Grandpa was in Antarctica, Dad was in Alaska - I guess doing silly things in the cold runs in the family. I thought we had to register, but no - they just gave bracelets. Definitely NEED MORE PRESS AHEAD OF TIME!

Anonymous said...

The water is so cold it feels like it is burning, but once out, I am overwhelmed by a blissed-out sense of well-being that lasts all day. Beats drugs.

Anonymous said...

45 years old and this is my second year. Finally, a good use for that "extra" layer of insulation I carry around with me! There's something about complete immersion, then surfacing and gasping for breath that makes for a great start to the new year. :-)

I'm with Carol Ann -- would love to raise money to support the real polar bears and their habitat in the Arctic. If anyone wants to start a club, I'm in!

Anonymous said...

I think I have "plunged" all but the first year. I have been joined by family a couple of years. My most fun is working with janet and crew and seeing all the people arriving. They come from all directions around the park. I know there are many more people than we give out wrist bands. Thank you STARBUCKS!! For many years we would make coffee and hot chocolate at home and put it all in borrowed hot pots etc for the polar bears to drink after their plunge. It was much more relaxing with the professionals handling the coffee drinks. (andeesmom)

borg said...

very nice this year, my first. see more from me on the facebook page.
Can we post pics here? how?
ANd perhaps need a new topic for year 7 comments. BT 1/1/2009

Anonymous said...

It Was Awesome!!!