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

(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.”

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9 Replies to "Yes, there IS an Alki Beach Polar Bear Swim on New Year's Day!"

  • Dale R December 31, 2013 (2:47 pm)

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

  • polar bear December 31, 2013 (2:57 pm)

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

  • miws December 31, 2013 (4:14 pm)

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



  • Lisa December 31, 2013 (6:54 pm)

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

  • DH January 1, 2014 (11:06 am)

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

    • WSB January 1, 2014 (11:09 am)

      Photos to come shortly!

  • polar bear January 1, 2014 (11:28 am)

    Big turnout this year!

  • Megan January 1, 2014 (2:09 pm)

    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!!!

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