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There's Snow -Let's Go Swimming!

Snow Swimmer
Winter Swimming
Winter swimmers in Brighton, England don't let the cold (nor the snow) stop them from taking a dip.

Samantha Brown
And then there is the lovely Samantha Brown from the Travel Channel ...

Samantha Brown Polar Bear Club
... who went for a winter swim last December, joining the Coney Island Polar Bear Club in NY, the oldest winter bathing organization in the United States. Or in other words, a group of people from all walks of life who deeply enjoy the activity of cold water swimming and think that every day is a good beach day!

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  1. Oh what a fun post!
    I adore Samantha Brown...and look at her cute little bathing suit!
    That cold water swimming...I know it is rejuvenating for the soul!
    Do you have snow?

  2. Wow, that looks a bit cold but I guess that doesn't scare them away! He he, I love the blue swimming suit, so adorable!

  3. No way in heck could I do that! I loved Samantha Brown when she did a few cruise ships for her show.

  4. Not going there! That is a sweet bathing suit though.

  5. Ain't no way!!! I am a warm weather gal! Thought about swimming yesterday...but it WAS 85 degrees.I do love that suit, though.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  6. Fun post Maya... I adore Samantha she is so much fun and what a blessed JOB! But me? I'll pass on cold water for swimming... I'm a warm water kinda swimmer. But I love looking at the winter ocean...

    By the way... my post Thursday in my series of posts about the Hotel Del Coronado is about a ghost at the hotel that I defiantly felt the presence of! Pop over if you get a chance... and one of the posts I am dedicating to you I think its going to be on Sunday! I thought of you while I was there and photographing the pix for this certain post.

    Take care there!
    ~Merry Merry~
    ~Really Rainey~

  7. Oh my goodness! Brrrr....and more brrr. Looks like those swimmers are having a bit of fun anyways.
    Joyce, IL, USA

  8. That would definitely NOT BE ME! LOL

    My Wednesday post this week, is "Sleigh bells ring---snow is glistening". Come by and view my snow village if you can find time.

  9. Great photos...and Sam's such a cutie...glad they enjoyed it!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  10. I'm glad someone has the guts to do that because I never will.

  11. Oh yes, I would definitely do this! In fact, going to a beach where it snows is on my bucket list!

    About twenty years ago or so, I was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We went snowmobiling to the hot springs, took off our snowsuits and entered the water. It was fabulous! I have a pic somewhere of me in my bathing suit and snow boots. The temperature was about thirty below and when we got out I knew how a snowman feels.

    AND, I love that cute suit!

  12. That looks very cold! It wont be me either!

  13. Neat post on polar bear swimmers and Samatha Brown. I liked her on the travel channel.
    That water looks cold.

  14. I know quite a few people who do the Coney Island plunge. I, however, am more sane than that. :-)

  15. Hi Maya
    Crazy people!! hehe... It is supposed to be quite good for your health.. Here in Sydney we have the Bondi Icerbergs and even where I live the oldies still go for there swim in winter. Although of course not so cold.. and no snow!

    Have fun..... are you going to take a winter dip yourself? xx Julie

  16. Wow! I just arrived from a month of vacation. I cant really stand he cold out there:)
    Hello Maya.
    Great post!

  17. Looks like everyone is having fun, isn't that what it is all about? Love the blue bathing suit.
    Thanks for sharing.