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Jacksonport Polar Bear Club excited for potential record crowd

Thanks to several different factors, Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Founder JR Jarosh believes this could be the year for you for their annual swim. Last year, between 500 and 600 swimmers stormed the chilly Lake Michigan waters for the Polar Bear Club swim, representing 18 states and two international countries. Another 1,500 spectators stood just outside the beach at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport, watching the festivities. A Sunday holiday ahead of a late afternoon kickoff for the Packers and temperatures potentially above the freezing mark has Jarosh thinking optimistically about this year’s event.

The swim is free to participate in beginning at noon on New Year's Day. All proceeds collected through merchandise sales are donated to the Jacksonport Fire Department, which is on the scene during the swim to ensure everyone has a safe swim.


Picture from Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Swim





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