Slideshow | Polar Dip 2014

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Gary Hedges performs the good deed of shoveling the snow off the steps at the Auke Village Recreation Beach for the 22nd annual Polar Bear Dip on Wednesday.
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Wendy Larsen brings her puppy, Myah, to the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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A family poses with the Polar Bear Dip sign at the Auke Recreation Beach for the annual event on Wednesday.
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Students wait to take the plunge in the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Rod Morrison waits in style for the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Drake and Kathy Peterson brought their appropriate headgear for the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Friends pose for pictures before the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Philip Rosen and Christa Miller share a kiss in their matching robes before the 22nd annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation beach on Wednesday.
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Sara Raster, left, and Shannon Hasty stay warm by the fire before the 22nd annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers wait for the countdown during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers race to the water during the 22nd annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation beach on Wednesday.
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Rod Morrison waits in style during the countdown to the 22nd annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation beach on Wednesday.
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Rubber boots wait for the return of their owners during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers race to the water during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers race to the water during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers race into the water during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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A lost sandal floats as swimmers race out of the water during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers race out of the water during the 22nd annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers race out of the water during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers race out of the water during the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Friends pose for pictures after the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers look for warm clothes after the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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A mother and daughter share a moment after participating in the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Martin Morris looks for his warm shoes after participating in the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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Swimmers share a warm hug by the fire after participating in the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.
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A swimmer warms his feet by the fire after participating in the 22nd annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation beach on Wednesday.
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Steam comes off Alexia Kiefer as she warms up by the fire after participating in the 22nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Village Recreation Beach on Wednesday.

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