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  Most people in a cold water swim-world record set by Long Beach Polar Bears
 NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA -- 3,500 sponsored swimmers gathered to take a frosty plunge into the Atlantic Ocean for the 12th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Club dip, to make dreams come true for children with life threatening illnesses-setting the world record for the Most people in a cold water swim.

   Many swimmers went into the water numerous times, exiting towards the boardwalk where observers offered cheers and words of praise. Some swimmers came dressed in costumes with props and elaborate head-gear. (enlarge photo)    

The Polar Plunge™ is organized much like a walk-a-thon. Participants will get donations from people who sponsor them to enter the chilly water. Many plungers create personal web pages to seek donations from friends and family.       

   As swimmers exited the beach soaking wet they wrapped themselves in bathrobes, towels and blankets to keep warm in the 43-degree air.

  According to Long Beach Polar Bear Club, the idea for the jump started in 1998, when Kevin McCarthy and Pete Meyers decided it would be a great way to kick off Super Bowl Sunday with a brief swim in the water.

   By 2000, Patti and Mike Bradley had decided to turn the Polar Bear swim into an annual event to donate to Make a Wish foundation in honor of their son, Paulie, who had lost a battle with cancer at age 4.

   To date, they've raised more than $1 million to grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions, a spokeswoman said.

   Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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