2008 Polar Bear Plunge
“Brave swimmers frolic in the water after jumping off the pier during the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge at the home of artist Gary Price in Springville on Tuesday. At left, 9-year-old Fischer Olpin steams in the cold air after a swim. Participants start off the new year with a winter dip at the Springville pond, fondly called the Price Family Peace and Meditation Garden, on the Price family property. Price’s tradition holds that plunging oneself into the New Year’s waters signals a new beginning.”
Here is the blurb from yesterday’s Deseret News. The kids and Steve O did the Polar Bear Plunge for the 9th year running. I was skiing and missed the fun. The fun of watching and cheering but not jumping in, cold water, especially freezing cold water, is not my thing. The kids are amazing, I can’t believe they want to jump in too. Wow. Following in their father’s crazy footsteps.
And…on the front cover of the Daily Herald yesterday- just under the “Mob Burns Kenyan Church” headline is this picture of Steve O, crazy cold water swimming father and husband- exiting the water. Here is the link to the full article.