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Aug. 6, 2020
11:21 am


Take a dip into new decade in Polar Bear Plunge

By Jane Harrison
New Year’s celebrants can take a dip into the new decade with a plunge into Lake Lanier Jan. 1. The Lake Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club’s 21st Polar Bear Plunge is set for noon on the docks behind the Lake Lanier Olympic Park boathouse.
LCKC President Jackie Hutton urges those with cold feet to jump on in. “Try something new to start the year 2020 and knock this one off your bucket list,” she said.
Forty-two participants braved near-freezing temperatures and snow flurries to take the plunge last year. On more temperate jump days, more than 100 have splashed into the chilly water to start their year off fresh.
Surface water temperatures, hovering around 60 degrees in late November, may drop into the 40s by New Year’s. Polar Bears are advised to bring a towel or bath robe and dry clothes to change into. Hot chocolate, chili and brownies, courtesy LCKC, help calm the shivers in the boathouse.
Expect more cheery warmth in the boathouse during an awards ceremony for the best jump, best splash, best costume, oldest jumper and youngest jumper.
Hutton said in November the club was still pondering a theme for the decade’s first plunge. “2020 vision is in the works,” she hinted.
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