Polar Bears Take Note
Next Plunge January 2nd
January 1, 2005
Have you been thinking about being daring and trying that Polar Bear Plunge in the frigid waters of Libby Creek this next go-around? What could be more refreshing in the dead of a Montana winter than stripping down to your bathing suit and immersing yourself into water just barely above freezing temperatures? The members of the Libby Polar Bear Club do this every Sunday from October to April in Libby Creek just south of town at the Farm-to-Market bridge. Newcomers and spectators are very welcome!
The Plunge is not recommended for anyone who has a bad heart, kidneys, poor circulation, or any other medical condition that may cause one to have a problem while jumping into cold water. According to Rick Klin, head Polar Bear for the Club, "If you turn blue in cold water, then you should find another hobby."
For those contemplating a Polar Bear dip this winter, the Club has a flyer of Things One Should Know Before Taking The ‘Plunge’. The guide has recommendations on what to wear (plungers strip down to their bathing suits), the best way to take the dip (fast or slow?), what to expect from the plunge (the water is very cold), and how to become a Libby Polar Bear regular member (it only takes 12 times of weekly plunges).
Click on the link below for a printable PDF of the full details of Things You Should Know Before Taking The Plunge’, (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). For more information and pictures of the Libby Polar Bears at Libby Creek, click on the Polar Bear page. For more information about the Libby Polar Bear Club, contact Rick Klin, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone numbers:
406-293-5014 (work), 406-293-5534 (home).