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Polar Bear Swim

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I used to swim in the winter all the time, but for the past 4 or 5 years I've been to far away and besides I'm swimming in an 85 degree pool so I didn't want to even try and brave the cold ocean water. But today I was feeling unusually brave and drove to San Diego for the Annual Polar Bear Swim. It was great visiting with old friends, but It really hurt walking into the water. But after 10 min I felt good and swam for 35 min., about a mile. I was really glad I took the plunge, I wish I lived closer I love swimming in the ocean, it sure beats the looking and the lane lines in the pool. Now that I know I can do it, I hope to do some more winter swims with my swim club. (LaJolla Cove Swim Club)
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    Wow, you are an example to all! You could be a navy Seal :) Good for you! I love the beach, and used to ride a bike 10 miles at a time,and body surf when I was younger, in Australia. It was cold enough in the summer time though! You go!
    1912 days ago
    What a challenge! What a win! Because when we face obstacles - real or self-imposed - and overcome them, we gain confidence, pride in ourselves and the knowledge that anything is possible. Congratulations!
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    1995 days ago
    So great that you blogged about your swim Dennis! You are awesome! emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1998 days ago
  • BILL60
    Way to go, my friend. What better way to start the year.
    1998 days ago
    it has been almost 8 years since I did a Polar Bear plunge (there is a BIG event in February here in Delaware that benefits Special Olympics). I'm undecided if I'm going to plunge this year, but I am going to run in the 5K the day before the big plunge, and it also benefits Special Olympics!
    1998 days ago
    wow better you than me LOL
    WTG I'm too into my comfort zone to brave the cold ocean
    1999 days ago
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