Participants make a quick exit after running into the frigid water at Elk Lake for the 36th annual Polar Bear Swim.

Participants make a quick exit after running into the frigid water at Elk Lake for the 36th annual Polar Bear Swim.

Cold start to the New Year

Hundreds braved the frigid waters for the 36th annual Polar Bear Swim at Elk Lake

Hundreds of participants of the 36th annual Polar Bear Swim, many who are repeat dippers joined the fun starting the new year by taking a dip into Elk Lake. Participants received a ribbon after completing the dip quickly heading home to warm up.