Polar Bears take chilly dip for conservation

About 80 swimmers turned out Saturday for the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Asbury Park.

The daring swimmers braved 39 degree waters for the exhilarating dip. "It's a fine day,? said club president James Barlow. ?Why not go swimming? People go swimming in Finland?why can't we?"

Though some spectators called the participants crazy, event organizers say the swim was for a good cause. Proceeds from the event are being donated to Clean Water Action to protect New Jersey?s water and open spaces.

Related information: Coney Island Polar Bear Club

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