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January 1

Category: Community Events

Polar Bear Plunge

Date: Monday, January 1 2018

Splash into the New Year by taking an icy plunge into the activity pool at McMurtrey Aquatic Center; ages 7 and up.

This annual event has grown to become a Bakersfield tradition with more than 200 Polar Bears taking the plunge every year!  Participants go down the slide into icy water and swim 25 yards, or they can choose to jump in and swim 25 yards before climbing out onto dry land to enjoy some hot chocolate.

Must be at least 48” tall to ride slide. 
Participants ages 7 to 17 must have written parental consent. 
Polar Bear Club Sweatshirts are available for $20 ea., pre-sale begins Dec. 18th, quantities are limited. 

Polar Bears must wear swimsuits only; no wet suits, t-shirts, pants, water shoes, etc.

Pre-register to ensure a sweatshirt.  Registration the day of the event begins at 10:30 and closes at 11:30. 

$5.00 Registration ages 7 and up

Location: McMurtrey Aquatic Center
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
1325 Eye St
Bakersfield, California

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