Polar Bear Swim 2005
According to Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, "Vancouver Polar Bear Swim Club is one of the largest and oldest
Polar Bear Clubs in the world. Its first initial swim was in
1920 when a small number of hardy swimmers took the plunge into English
Bay on New Year's Day. Led by their founder, Peter Pantages, the swim
has grown from around 10 swimmers in that year to the record number
of 2,128 official entries in 2000."