Polar Bear Swim 2014

If you're interested in meeting up and shooting the Polar Bear Swim Club event, then this is for you!

For more info, read about it here: http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2013/12/19/polar-bear-swim-vancouver-2014/

Pete will be meeting everyone at C-Lovers Fish & Chips (Denman near Davie) at 12noon for lunch or coffee - and then head down to the waterside (at English Bay) to shoot find a good spot to shoot the brave souls preparing to go into the water.

This is always a fun event. Swimmers often dress up in costume (which they may or may not wear during their less-than-60-second dip), and then afterward pose proudly for friends and others taking photos.

What to expect.................
Those signing up for this event will meet at C-Lovers Fish & Chips at 12noon, and talk and make merry until just after 1pm.

Then head down as a group to the water's edge around 1:30 to 2pm.

At this point, the group will definitely disperse, so if you are keen to hang with those in the group you've met earlier, then it's up to you to stick together. It's up to you. There will be no attempt to keep the group together after reaching water side at English Bay (because it will be mayhem!).

Swimmers will run into the water at 2:30pm and then there's a lot of fun while they get out and run to get their towels and warm clothes (or costumes) back on.

The beach will likely clear out starting at 3pm.

What to bring............
Wear warm clothes, hat and gloves. It's cold down by the water.

Rubber boots will get you closer to the action.

:)

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  • Rina

    Missed you guys at C-Lovers. Apparently I arrived too late.
    It was a nnnice day for a dddip in the bbbay! Got my 4th Polar Bear Swim badge!

    January 2, 2014

    • Trish

      Yeah! Congrats Rina! :)

      January 5, 2014

  • Alexander

    Very good. First time for me when I photograph so many people. Thank you Peter for your advices.

    1 · January 2, 2014

  • Mohammad Z.

    My first polar Bear Swim, it was a fun experience. Lots of fun subjects to photograph! Thanks for organizing.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Lorna S.

    It was a fun event with lots of things to photograph.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Lorna S.

    My first Polar Bear Swim .... Photos only though..it was fun, thanks for organizing.

    January 1, 2014

  • kelly

    This event is becoming somewhat of a tradition for me...4 in a row...maybe one day I'll get up enough courage to go for a dip....nah, don't think so....always so many interesting things to photograph!

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Sherwood

    GREAT

    January 1, 2014

  • Sherwood

    Wear rubber boots to stand in water for better angle.
    Observation: Rubber boots retain cold water very well, standing really close to action guarantees a FREE DIP
    LOL, it was fun, next year a wet suit...

    January 1, 2014

  • Steve

    can't make it to C-lovers but can you tell me or us where you are going to be at?

    January 1, 2014

  • Akshay

    Running late. May not be able to join for lunch but will definitely join the photo walk later.

    January 1, 2014

  • Peter H

    Have fun. And 'Good Shooting'. :-)

    January 1, 2014

  • kelly

    I am running behind and might not make it for lunch, I'll keep my eyes open for everyone.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    January 1, 2014

  • Sherwood

    Will be at Polar Bear Swim but can't make it to C-Lovers

    January 1, 2014

  • Melody L.

    Sorry, not this time. I've been to these events in the past they are fun. I just have another "thing" to do. Thanks for the encouragement though.

    December 31, 2013

  • Peter H

    Melody Lee, come on down to C-Lovers for 'all you can eat' fish and chips. That's always a good place to start around noon. Then you can jump in the ocean, or just shoot those that do, if you decide to go past the F&C's. :-)

    December 31, 2013

  • Melody L.

    Well, another one I won't attend but I'll shiver here in the house and think of you. Take some good photos for me to see.
    One of these days I'll actually attend an event.

    December 31, 2013

  • Jones C.

    First time member, hope to meet new friends and have fun

    December 31, 2013

  • Diane G.

    Sorry will be out of town, enjoy and wish you all health & happiness in 2014

    December 26, 2013

  • Rina

    I couldn't go for a dip last year due to a cold but this year, I'm a goin' get wet!! |Swim #4 for me!

    December 19, 2013

  • Terry T

    Get a pair of Bogs and be stylish as you flounder to take your best shot--Happy New Year! Terry in Kelowna

    December 19, 2013

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