"In a unified effort to gather donations for local charities, we will be hosting the Utah Polar Bear Plunge at Utah Lake on January 14th, 2012! Come Swim, or come watch. Either way, bring in the new year with a SPLASH and support a good cause!"The facebook page did NOT have anything on it stating that the 2012 event was cancelled, just again, the 2013 date. Why didn't they PLASTER both their website and facebook page that the 2012 event was cancelled? And what about my $35 donation? How do I know that it's actually gonna go to where I intended it? Seems extremely unprofessional! I got a text back from them saying:
Sorry! The polar bear swim was postponed several months ago. The details have been on our website? Sorry for any trouble.
|Josh collecting one of the boulders that |
didn't make it through
Anyway, we made the best of it and Josh and Goody got busy trying to bust a hole in the 3 inch thick ice right near the shore. After about a dozen boulder slams on the ice, there was a small hole big enough to just sit in the 12 inches of water.
|Josh soaking it up in the ice|
|It actually was quite pleasant.|
I got my shoes off and got ready while Goody was in (so I don't have a pic of Goody, hoping Josh posts some too). The ice on my feet was actually pretty painful, but getting in the water wasn't that bad. Oh well. It was fun getting together for this even though it was highly disappointing not participating in the full blown event. Another guy showed up who also was expecting to do this, I forgot his name, but he took his turn to get in the little hole in the ice for a picture. So at least we weren't the only ones that got duped.
|Goody and Josh weren't gonna|
just come down here without
some kind of cold water pain!
Here's the detailed data from my swim which was captured on my swimsense.
4500 yards total