- Photos by Ann Rose and Gloria Small –
The annual Polar Bear Plunge was held this year at Schoolhouse Beach, after a year off because of COVID-19 last year. About 13 people signed up for the swim on a brutally cold, windy, and wavy January 1. At noon, the weather station at Northport reported 18 degrees, with a 15-knot wind. “There were some good size waves coming in, splashing and freezing on the rocks near shore,” said swimmer Jim Rose. An ambulance waited in the wings, in case it was needed (it was not.) And event coordinator Kim Bremer wished everyone a happy 2022 before the swim. (Things can only get better for the swimmers after the plunge, right?)
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