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Polar Bear Club
« on: December 22, 2006, 09:21:36 PM »

Some of y'all live in some pretty cold climates.  Have any of you done the whole polar bear/ice swimming thing that I always see on tv?
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 09:26:14 PM »

Yes. A long time ago.

Very unclear right now as to exactly why we thought it was a good idea. I do know adult beverages were involved.

Shockingly cold.

I'm pretty sure it won't happen again.  Smiley
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 09:26:42 PM »

My buddy/co-worker did it last year. (charity/fund raiser)

Me:  No way in hell. 

I complain when the hotel pool water is too cold.
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 09:31:31 PM »

No, but up in mammoth we went outdoor hottubbing and it was about -11F outside w/ windchill.
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 10:02:39 PM »

No, but up in mammoth we went outdoor hottubbing and it was about -11F outside w/ windchill.
That I can do, with appropriate alcoholic beverages.  That polar bear stuff is for the polar bears.
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 11:24:25 PM »

Only to watch.  Stationed in Alaska in the '90s and they jumped in the bay up there.
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2006, 07:29:12 PM »

Nope, I haven't.  My dad used to something like that though. 
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2006, 07:33:24 PM »

my oldest son and I jumped in our pool shortly after we moved into our new house.  It was 35 degrees outside.  I swam the length of the pool and my son jumped in by side wall and pulled himself right out.
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2006, 07:34:52 PM »

My "boys" shudder at the mere thought.  Shaking
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Re: Polar Bear Club
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2006, 10:12:53 PM »

Irish Sea from the Courtown quay on Christmas Day 1985.  It was bloody cold.  That was the day I officially became a Yank according to my cousins.

I survived the frigid water but there's a good chance the Sellafield nuclear plant might still get me. 

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