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Warm temps, cool water | 2012 Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear swimmers hit 50-degree Lake Washington at noon on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Clarke Beach Park. About 75-100 swimmers took part in the event, which was originated in the late 1960s by the park
Polar Bear swimmers hit 50-degree Lake Washington at noon on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Clarke Beach Park. About 75-100 swimmers took part in the event, which was originated in the late 1960s by the park's namesake family, the Clarkes.
— image credit: Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

It was a warm day, for January, on Sunday, Jan. 1 and almost 100 swimmers braved Lake Washington at Clarke Beach Park for the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

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