From Molly Synder's blog:
"...And so when I learned Anita was going to do it again, that she was going to dive under to wash off some of 2011's pain and loss, I decided I would do it, too.
Funny thing is, Anita talked me into doing it in '06, and again in '08, but I did it again this year not because she talked me into it, but in solidarity to a true friend. So here's to new memories in 2012, Anita, and mark my words, I am never, ever doing this again. [Link]
About 1500 people came out on a five-degree and overcast afternoon to witness 355-registered swimmers take the plunge into five-degree waters at Centennial Beach. [Link]
Honestly, it's stupid enough to be jumping into a hole in the ice, but to do it with bulky outfits, shoes, and some serious male compensation issues. No, that's not smart. Welcome to Wisconsin. Go see the slideshow: [Link]
I must say that the polar bear swimmers at Loony