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Swimmers jump into Lake Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 1 as part of the 46th annual polar jump at Clarke Beach on Mercer Island. - Brita Moore/Staff photo
Swimmers jump into Lake Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 1 as part of the 46th annual polar jump at Clarke Beach on Mercer Island.
— image credit: Brita Moore/Staff photo

Groups of brave swimmers welcomed the new year on Tuesday with the 46th annual polar jump at Clarke Beach.

Jumpers of all ages, including many who have done it every year of the event, hit the cold water which measured about 46 degrees on a 42 degree day to say hello to 2013.

Photos by Brita Moore.

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