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pancakes 11-15-2012 09:05 PM

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE!!!! brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 
I'm thinking about doing this on Jan 1. I have a low tolerance for cold weather though... should be fun.

anyone done this in the past?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTduY0y8QbY

cowmoo32 11-15-2012 09:09 PM

My friends that went to school at Appalachian used to do it. They were very drunk. I've been scuba diving in water that was ~50 with air temperatures in the low 40s and I survived. You'll be fine.

v8 5 11-15-2012 09:11 PM

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david05111 11-15-2012 09:35 PM

Never have seen the appeal in doing this. And there have been people that have been so shocked by the cold that they went into cardiac arrest. Will not be doing this...I stick to warm water and laugh at the rest of the others while I sit and drink my beer in warmth

Chris3Duke 11-15-2012 11:44 PM

I did it in Vancouver a few years ago. It was a blast. People in costumes, hockey players in full pads, including their skates, guys in thongs / Borat swimsuits, girls in tiny bikinis, etc. Temps were in the high 20's, and there was snow on the ground. A few tips:

- You'll get the coldest while you wait to go in. Be sure to at least wear flip-flops to keep your bare feet off the beach. We stood on towels. Also, bring a warm hat.

- Obviously clothes/blankets to warm you up afterwards.

- You usually have to swim out to a buoy or something to really count, although plenty of people will literally only put their toes in the water. I full-on swam it. You have so much adrenaline, it's not hard (you swim maybe 50 yards).

kuksul08 11-16-2012 12:02 AM

hell naw, I hate cold water.

cowmoo32 11-16-2012 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by david05111 (Post 14904120)
Never have seen the appeal in doing this. And there have been people that have been so shocked by the cold that they went into cardiac arrest. Will not be doing this...I stick to warm water and laugh at the rest of the others while I sit and drink my beer in warmth

It's about the thrill of doing something new and uncertain. People die getting in car accidents every day, does that stop you from driving?

TayloMade[07] 11-16-2012 08:51 AM

Polar Plunge? that's cute.


try this. its a swell time.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Ylr9h4HeEP...2_swimming.jpg

NOVAbimmer 11-16-2012 08:55 AM

no thanks. I've been cold, I don't need to jump in a cold river to prove it

cowmoo32 11-16-2012 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TayloMade[07] (Post 14904905)
Polar Plunge? that's cute.


try this. its a swell time.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Ylr9h4HeEP...2_swimming.jpg

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IdahoToyo 11-16-2012 09:28 AM

I've done it before, fun times...supporting special Olympics.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._8150148_n.jpg

someguy_99 11-16-2012 09:37 AM

Lol Americans , thats like our summers on the beach

SamDoe1 11-16-2012 10:13 AM

I've done it a handful of times. Once you get in, you will immediately regret the decision to do it. But, because of human nature, I keep doing it again anyway.

Here in MN you don't run in off of a beach, you jump off a dock and into the lake. Then you have to climb out of the water and they have a place for you to towel off as much cold water and get into a hot tub.

Can't say it's a good idea but worth it to cross off the bucket list.

ghorn 11-16-2012 10:18 AM

We can file this under "Crazy sh!t white ppl do"

cowmoo32 11-16-2012 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ghorn (Post 14905175)
We can file this under "Crazy sh!t white ppl do"

:rofl: What else is on the list? Camping?

ghorn 11-16-2012 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by cowmoo32 (Post 14905181)
:rofl: What else is on the list? Camping?

Maybe skydiving, bungee jumping, and mountain climbing, haha

TayloMade[07] 11-16-2012 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghorn (Post 14905175)
We can file this under "Crazy sh!t white ppl do"

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowmoo32 (Post 14905181)
:rofl: What else is on the list? Camping?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghorn (Post 14905255)
Maybe skydiving, bungee jumping, and mountain climbing, haha

:rofl:

Xcelratr 11-16-2012 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by cowmoo32 (Post 14904050)
My friends that went to school at Appalachian used to do it. They were very drunk. I've been scuba diving in water that was ~50 with air temperatures in the low 40s and I survived. You'll be fine.

How many mils did you have on? LOL


My parents did an Antarctic cruise last year and the boat did a stop where people could jump in. I think the water was like 28 or somewhere around there. The ship's doc was standing by, lol.

cowmoo32 11-16-2012 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Xcelratr (Post 14905280)
How many mils did you have on? LOL

I don't remember, it was 4 or 5 years ago. I do remember I had a pair of farmer johns, a jacket, gloves, and a hood and I still had the same headache you get from ice cream the entire time I was down. The dive master with us was an ex navy seal. He used to teach a BYU and said their entry into the water at the same time of year was walking out on the lake and falling through the ice.

Lair 11-16-2012 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowmoo32 (Post 14905181)
:rofl: What else is on the list? Camping?

http://www.edgewalkcntower.ca/images/movie_ph.jpg..


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