Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim at Coney Island

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing

organization in the U.S. and every New Years Day holds the winter plunge

which attracts thousands of participants.

A group of swimmers exit the water after taking the plunge in 30-degree temperatures during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A group of swimmers exit the water after taking the plunge in 30-degree temperatures during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Picking up on a theme related to Superstorm Sandy, which hit Coney Island hard, a man dressed as a boiler tests the water during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Picking up on a theme related to Superstorm Sandy, which hit Coney Island hard, a man dressed as a boiler tests the water during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Tattooed men congratulate each other on taking the plunge during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Tattooed men congratulate each other on taking the plunge during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

People react after taking the plunge in 30-degree temperatures during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

People react after taking the plunge in 30-degree temperatures during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A couple takes the plunge on New Year's Day during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A couple takes the plunge on New Year's Day during the 110th annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club ocean swim at Coney Island in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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