That scene requires a slight amendment to a classic line, so let’s just say: “Elvis has left the water.” The King was part of the sizable crowd – more than 100 – who dove right into 2011 with the West Seattle/White Center Polar Bear Swim about half an hour ago at Alki. Most were in and out in a matter of seconds, as our video shows:
For some, it was a party:
And for some, a victory:
The water was warmer than the air, which was still just before freezing when the “swimmers” took the plunge at 10 am.