Libby Polar Bears New Year Plunge
January 1, 2014
The Libby Polar Bears celebrated the New Year with a plunge
in the Kootenai River Sunday afternoon. The plunge took
place at the Riverfront Park boat ramp, with six hardy souls
taking the dip. As always, Polar Bear Rick Klin, who
recently celebrated his 71st birthday, oversaw and
encouraged each swimmer. Others taking the plunge were
Steve Sonju, Kelsey Klin, Cameron Burkes, Trina Slinkard and
Members of David Thompson Search and Rescue were also in
attendance to provide a measure of safety.
The water temperature was 41 degrees with an air temperature
of 32 degrees. A warm fire, warm drinks, and snacks were
Congratulations to Libby's New Year Polar Bears!
Photos by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com