Grrrrrrr ... Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim Returns

Grrrrrrr … Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim Returns

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The 28th annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Lake Tahoe, California will be held on March 5th.

As usual, hundreds of spectators are expected to line the pier and deck at Gar Woods Grill & Pier in Carnelian Bay to watch dozes of hardy souls swim 250 yards out and back to the end of the pier in the typically sub-5ºC (41ºF) waters of Lake Tahoe.

Kimberly Moore, Marketing Director of the Tahoe Restaurant Collection, explains, “Following the swim, participants have access to hot tubs so they can warm their bodies while the hugely popular raffle is going on in the bar. Complementary appetizers are provided to all following the race and cash prizes are awarded to the winning swimmers.

Swimmers can register at or you can email and we will send you a registration form.”

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Steven Munatones