Yes, there IS an Alki Beach Polar Bear Swim on New Year’s Day!

December 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm | In Holidays, Seen at sea, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

(New Year’s Day 2013 photo by Nick Adams)
Four people have asked about it in the past half-hour, so we’re thinking more than a few missed our first word on December 22nd that the Alki Beach Polar Bear Swim is definitely ON again tomorrow. So – here’s the reminder! 10 am New Year’s Day, gather on the beach across from Duke’s (map); better to be early than late, says organizer Mark Ufkes. As he observes, “This is a great way to wash away the complexities of 2013 and welcome the unlimited possibilities of 2014.”

9 Comments

  1. It’s much more fun (and amusing) than you think it will be. Try it, you’ll like it.

    Comment by Dale R — 2:47 pm December 31, 2013 #

  2. It’s also fun to be a spectator. Thanks to Duke’s for serving their delicious clam chowder to the polar bears.

    Comment by polar bear — 2:57 pm December 31, 2013 #

  3. It’ll be fun to see the pics of the event, posted here on WSB, while staying warm at Home. ;-)

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 4:14 pm December 31, 2013 #

  4. This will be year #3 for me – it is a LOT of fun.

    Comment by Lisa — 6:54 pm December 31, 2013 #

  5. Saw this last night and thought What the heck? Trying to branch out for 2014. I did it and it was great. Highly recommended!!

    Comment by DH — 11:06 am January 1, 2014 #

  6. Photos to come shortly!

    Comment by WSB — 11:09 am January 1, 2014 #

  7. Big turnout this year!

    Comment by polar bear — 11:28 am January 1, 2014 #

  8. I didn’t drag myself out of bed last year and this year I thought — I need this. My first time of many. I love the WS community and this made me feel rejuvenated. Thanks!!!

    Comment by Megan — 2:09 pm January 1, 2014 #

  9. We have published our story on this: http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/west-seattle-new-years-day-2014-biggest-polar-bear-swim-ever/

    Comment by WSB — 2:14 pm January 1, 2014 #

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