Ready to Make the Jump into 2011?

With Christmas now just a recent memory, you might still consider it to be a bit too early to start thinking about next year.  However it may just take these extra days for you to muster the necessary “courage”(?) to participate in the next big community event - the Third Annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge hosted by our friends over at the Angle Lake Manor Club.

Angle Lake Manor Club Beach
3417 So 194th
Saturday, January 1st, 2011
Gather at 9:30 am – Plunge at 10:00 am Sharp
Earlier this year nine brave (?) swimmers entered the frigid waters of Angle Lake with the goal of ushering in 2010 with a big splash (and we’re pretty sure that nine of them also made it out of the water, too!). Now with two years experience in the bag, the plan is to expand this event by welcoming all Lake Area Residents and their guests to join together for this family fun celebration.  A small gift will be awarded to the first 25 participants that meet the Polar Cub Club requirement of swimming to the platform and back. Interested swim participants are encouraged to come in costume (i.e. Togas, Tutus, Tiaras and/or Crowns!) or in the least, gender appropriate swim attire is required!

Hot Coffee and Cocoa will be available for participants and spectators to enjoy before the plunge.  We gratefully acknowledge our friends at the Starbucks Coffee Company at Five Corners in Burien for their generous donation!

Hints and Safety Tips:
  • Dress Up in costume over your swimsuit to add whimsy
  • Come Early. Parking is limited. Carpool or come by boat.
  • Anyone with heart problems should consult your health care provider before participating. If you don't participate, you’re still welcome to join us and watch.
  • Do Not Drink. Alcohol does not warm you up. It accelerates hypothermia.
  • Do Not Stay In The Water Longer Than 15 Minutes. Body heat is lost 25 times faster in the water than in air.
  • Keep Your Outer Clothing On until swim time and remove any wet clothing before getting back into dry clothes.
  • Have Fun!


LPG said...

Congrats to all you brave souls who braved this mornings freezing temperatures. From what we saw thru the scope accross the lake in our nice warm and cozy living room it looked like a good turn out and lots of fun. But who was that caped avenger we saw taking time off from fighting cyberspace evil to enjoy a day at the beach???

Angle Lake Shore Club Blog said...

hmmm... couldn't really tell who the avenger was... He was in disguise!

LPG said...

Actually I believe the avenger is in disguise when he's at home and work. Kinda our local version of Clark Kent but instead of the Planet he works for AT&T... hehehe