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Seattle's Polar Bear Plunge brings out "cool" swimmers
Seattle's Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Every New Year's Day, hundreds of people plunge themselves into the frigid waters of Lake Washington. A Commemorative Badge of Courage is given to Polar Bear participants who submerge themselves neck-deep in the waters off of Seattle's Matthews Beach. Watch as a team of Seattle Channel photographers capture this bone-chilling dive into the new year!

Produced by Chris Barnes. Cameras by Phillip Townsend, Ian Devier, and Chris Barnes. Aerial Photography by Jeremiah Kaynor at Corvus Eye Productions.

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