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14th Annual Pottstown Polar Bear Plunge
January 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pmFree
Join the Borough of Pottstown Parks and Recreation Dept. for the 14th annual celebration of the New Year in Riverfront Park. https://www.facebook.com/events/539039438037646
Register beginning at 9:30 AM to take the frigid plunge into the waters of the Schuylkill River. Rescue divers are on-hand to provide safety.
The bonfire will start at 10 AM for spectators, and the plunge takes place promptly at 10:30 AM for registered participants. Swimmers are advised to wear “creek shoes / old sneakers.” After the plunge, warm up by the fire and grab a pork hotdog with sauerkraut for good luck.
Proceeds from food sales benefit Pottstown Parks and Recreation. There is no fee to take the plunge, but you must complete a waiver on-site in order to participate. Adult consent require for participants between the ages of 16 and 18.
Spectators of all ages welcome. Enjoy a brisk morning in scenic Riverfront Park to connect with the community and ring in a brand-spanking-new year.