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2015 Polar Bear Swim (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 02, 2015 9:48 am

It was a clear and cold afternoon for the 95th annual Polar Bear Swim, with an estimated 2,300 brave participants making the New Year’s Day plunge into English Bay.

As is the Vancouver tradition, the beach at English Bay was full of swimmers ready to kick the new year off with a splash. It was 3°C in the air, and 5°C in the water, according to meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

Swimmers young and old, in various stages of dress, from goofy costumes to trunks or bikinis, ran into the water. Most ran right back out, but a few even took some time to swim.

Check out these photos and videos from Vancouver’s 2015 Polar Bear Swim:

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Polar Bear Swim Vancouver 2015
Photo by Karen Lee Colangelo

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Photo by Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

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Photo by Kenneth Chan/Vancity Buzz

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Photo by Sherwood411/Flickr

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Photo by Sherwood411/Flickr

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Photo by karinli/Flickr

Impressive party at #EnglishBay today! Air temp 3 degrees, water temp 5 degrees, skies blue. #polarbearswim

A photo posted by Johanna Wagstaffe (@cbcjohanna) on

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#polarbearswim #2015 #teletubbies

A photo posted by JSantiago (@joshengelo) on

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Photo by Jonathan Ichikawa/Flickr

Featured image: Sherwood411/Flickr


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DH Vancouver Staff
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