REPORTING · 4th January 2012
It was a white out on January first, 2012, but that did not stop a handful of people from running into the icy cold waters of Douglas Channel. The Annual Kitimat Polar Bear swim took place on New Years Day.
The event was put on by the Kitimat Marlin Swim Club. Swimmers were encouraged not to make a competition out of staying in the frigid waters and they only stayed in for a couple of seconds.
The Swim Club was serving Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate donated by Overwaitea with donations from the sales going to the Food Bank.
The Marlins would like to thank Overwaitea for the food, the Coast Guard, Command Marine and Rio Tinto Alcan, who provided the beach, cleaned the lot and provided Emergency Services.
The Marlin Swim Club will be attending the swim meet in Prince Rupert at the end of the month. Following that, 4 swimmers will be attending the double and three swimmers at the triple a provincial championships. They hope to have more swimmers qualify in Rupert.
Sorry I missed it
Comment by Randy Halyk on 4th January 2012
Yea right! I take my hat off to those brave enough to take the plunge. Berrrrrr!