|Helpful Hints to be
a Polar Bear
Wear something on your feet, i.e., old tennis shoes or aqua
socks to prevent cuts on your feet from the ice and to prevent
your feet from sticking to the snow and ice on shore
Have warm/dry boots or shoes and socks to put on once you
get out of the lake. This is an important point, because once
your feet get cold, your entire body will want to go on strike.
Bring an old blanket or towel to put down on the icy shoreline
to sit down on and change before/after the swim. It is
possible that your swimsuit could freeze to the ground. That
would be a little tougher if you are wearing a speedo
Once you get to the park, make your way to the shore and
find a place for your blanket and stuff. This will save you the
confusion of whose stuff is whose during the critical post
swim run for warmth
Link to LPBC Event Pages:
|Make sure you get down to the beach early so
that you can spread out all your equipment.
|2007 rookie Polar Bear Gary Dirksen
as he prepares to brave the cold.
Bring a bathrobe if you have one. A robe makes it easy to
change into your swimsuit before the swim. More
importantly, it makes it easy to get out of your wet, cold
clothes after the swim.