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Gar Woods 31st Annual Polar Bear Swim

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Name: Gar Woods 31st Annual Polar Bear Swim
Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST
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Event Description:
SnowFest's "coolest" event for 31 years running! Each year, hundreds of spectators line the pier and deck at Gar Woods to watch hardy souls brave the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Participants swim approx. 250 yards in 39 degree, bone-chilling waters before returning to Gar Woods Bar to "minimize the pain." Free appetizers will be provided following the event and everyone is encouraged to stick around for the hugely popular raffle with hundreds of prizes after the swim. "Warmups" @ 11:00, Race @ 2:30

If you or someone you know is brave enough to "bear" the icy waters and compete in the Polar Bear Swim visit to sign up! You may also sign up in person at Gar Woods, 5000 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140. 

Gar Woods Grill & Pier. 5000 N Lake Blvd, Carnelain Bay, CA 96140
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, March 2nd. "Warmups" @ 11 am, race at 2:30 pm with a huge raffle to follow!
Contact Information:
No cover to enjoy the race. Swimmer fee $30 in advance, $35 day of race. Entry fees go to the local Sheriff's Department for their aid in the event.
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