Get Wet: Annual Polar Bear Plunges, Dips and Dives

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December 16, 2016

By OutdoorsNW Staff

Photo at right: Adorned in a polar bear hat with paws, a playful swimmer warms up after a New Year’s plunge at Seattle’s Matthews Beach. Courtesy of the City of Seattle

 

It’s that time of year for Polar Bear Plunges! Here’s our schedule of Northwest plunges, dips or dives planned for Jan. 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted in red.

Washington

Bellingham – Resolution Run/Walk and Padden Polar Dip, Lake Padden: www.cob.org/services/recreation/races/Pages/resolution.aspx
Blaine – Polar Bear Plunge, Birch Bay Waterfront: www.birchbaychamber.com/polar-bear-plunge.html
Freeland – Polar Bear Plunge, Double Bluff Beach: www.visitlangley.com/lp/polar-bear-plunge
Lacey – Polar Bear Plunge, Long Lake Park: www.ci.lacey.wa.us/living-in-lacey/the-community/arts-and-events/polar_bear_plunge
Renton – Polar Bear Plunge, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park: www.rentonwa.gov/specialevents
Seattle – Resolution Run 5K and Polar Bear Dive, Magnuson Park: www.promotionevents.com/resorun/home.html
Seattle – Polar Bear Plunge, Matthews Beach Park: www.facebook.com/polarbearplungeseattle
Tacoma – Polar Bear Plunge, Point Defiance Park: www.metroparkstacoma.org/calendar?cid=3197
Jan. 21– Mar. 18 — Washington Special Olympic Plunges: www.specialolympicswashington.org/polarplunge

Oregon

Charleston – Polar Bear Plunge, Sunset Bay Park: www.oregonsadventurecoast.com/listings/polar-bear-plunge-2
Corvallis – Polar Bear Swim, Osborn Aquatic Center: www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=19&recordid=7368
Newport – Resolution Run and Polar Bear Plunge, South Beach: www.ardoradventures.com/resolutionrun
Feb. 11 – 25 — Oregon Special Olympic Plunges: www.plungeoregon.com

Idaho

Boise – Great Polar Bear Challenge, Spring Shores Marina: www.idaho.wish.org

British Columbia

Vancouver – Polar Bear Swim, English Bay: www.westendbia.com/events/polar-bear-swim

Do you have a polar bear swim that you would like to add to our list? Email us here

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