Now-retired from the Polar Bear Swim, Ray Tenisci is still on hand to help warm the (adult) participants who are brave enough to take a plunge into the New Year. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Now-retired from the Polar Bear Swim, Ray Tenisci is still on hand to help warm the (adult) participants who are brave enough to take a plunge into the New Year. (Sheri Regnier photo)

103 Polar Bears take the dip in Trail

The water was a balmy 3 degrees for the annual Polar Bear Swim at Gyro Park beach

SHERI REGNIER

Trail Times

The water was a balmy 3 degrees for the annual Polar Bear Swim at Gyro Park beach

 

Ready, set, go at Gyro Park beach in Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Ready, set, go at Gyro Park beach in Trail. (Sheri Regnier photo)

This fellow not only took a dip into the Columbia River in Trail, he actually swam for a minute or so. (Sheri Regnier photo)

This fellow not only took a dip into the Columbia River in Trail, he actually swam for a minute or so. (Sheri Regnier photo)

(From left) Kaitlyn Batch, Madelyn MacDonald, Olivia Fillmore and Mya Griffiths. These young ladies from Gen Z are already old hats at taking the plunge on New Years Day in Trail. At ten years old, they have all dipped into the river on January 1st three or more times, except for Olivia, this was her first time - but it won’t be her last time. (Sheri Regnier photo)

(From left) Kaitlyn Batch, Madelyn MacDonald, Olivia Fillmore and Mya Griffiths. These young ladies from Gen Z are already old hats at taking the plunge on New Years Day in Trail. At ten years old, they have all dipped into the river on January 1st three or more times, except for Olivia, this was her first time - but it won’t be her last time. (Sheri Regnier photo)

The Air Cadets ran the concession as a fundraiser. (Sheri Regnier photo)

The Air Cadets ran the concession as a fundraiser. (Sheri Regnier photo)

The 44th Engineer Squadron built a massive fire on the beach to help warm the swimmers. (Sheri Regnier photo)

The 44th Engineer Squadron built a massive fire on the beach to help warm the swimmers. (Sheri Regnier photo)