DALLAS, Jun 23, 2012/ — With summer here, it’s hard to think of a polar bear swim — one of those outings where slightly crazy people, usually wearing strange costumes, plunge into chilly waters in the middle of the winter.
But today in Nome, Alaska, where it will be daylight pretty much all around the clock, the 37th annual Polar Bear Swim will be held. Dozens of swimmers will jump into the frigid Bering Sea — if the ice has broken up enough to allow the event to proceed.
The question is, will the women be wearing Victoria’s Secret swimwear when they dive in the freezing waters of Alaska?
Down in the lower 48, swimmers of all ages are enjoying warmer waters across the nation — from lakes, rivers, and oceans to swimming pools. Here, you will most definitely see a Victoria’s Secret girl.
Swimming is one of our favorite recreational activities — with more than 50 million people taking the plunge at least six times a year.