Polar Bear Swim/Penguin Plunge

Celebrated every year on January 1

If you like a cold dive to start the new year freshly and look like a daring cool cat,
then this celebration is perfect for you!

Polar Bear Swim, or Polar Swim, or Penguin Plunge, or New Year Dive, or Loony Dook is done by people who don’t fear the icy cold water in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere either to test themselves, for health benefits or simply to impress people who rather sip a nice warm beverage while they look at the swimmers.