Polar Bear Plunge in Pittsburgh

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Coach Mark Rauterkus at the edge of the Mon River on the morning of January 1.

Coach Mark Rauterkus at the edge of the Mon River on the morning of January 1.

Mark and Grant

Dad and son, Mark and Grant with the river in the background and a foggy view of Station Square.

Fur coats welcome

Bring your fur coat and fur swim suits too.

Social event. Reunite with friends.

These are my peeps!

Kids can do it. Guardians as well.

Kids can do it. Guardians as well.

Lots of folks on the Mon Wharf.

They all can't be wrong. It is a blast.

Jumping into the river.1

Jumping into the Mon. Go feet first.

U-Turn in the cold water

It is a plunge and a quick u-turn. Never swim alone.

Warm glow after

Ian is a rock star. Bring your friends.

Some are not so lucky. Santa hat floats past.

Bye Santa.

For that extra aerobic animal fix, run from the Downtown on the Mon Wharf to the South Side.

Historic look at a Brickner

We love the Brickners. Don't know this guy.

Bravo to those who made it and took a swim!

This event is epic, and both a Pittsburgh thing as well as a world-wide experience.

Some years are way colder than others. 

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