Polar Bear Dip 2018

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Swimmers huddle around a fire after the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Rod Morrison and Diane Bean prepare for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Marvin Pena steels himself for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Maisy Messing, 10, stays warm in her robe as she wait for annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Tim Beaver reacts to the 37 degree water during the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Juneau residents react to the 37 degree water temperature during the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Devin Drones, Diane Bean, left, and Susan James huddle for warmth as they wait the countdown for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Loree Jolley, left, and Kim Jensen celebrate the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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The annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Photos by Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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