Polar Bear Club

Founded in 1865, Boston’s “L Street Brownies” is the oldest “polar bear” club in America. They promote health, fun, and friendship and organize an annual New Year’s Day Plunge into the icy waters of Boston Harbor. This year I had the honor of participating in the club’s 114th plunge with over 600 people who are committed to better health in 2018. This year was especially invigorating because we were right in the middle of a record-breaking cold snap hitting the East Coast. The air temperature at L Street Beach was 0°F, and though the saltwater waves still flowed, there was about two inches of ice underneath the water! Luckily I took the advice of veteran polar plungers and wore some good wat

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