Photos by Pat Peck
Twenty new polar bears took the plunge into 44 degree water at the Greenhaven Cabana Club North on Saturday, Jan. 26. Coach Daniel Rodda was on deck to encourage the new “bears” to jump into the water to prove their skills in the wintry pool. The youngest bear, 7 year old Elsbeth Mar, joined many others ranging in ages up to 42 years. After a quick swim across the pool, the polar bears made s’mores and warmed up with hot chocolate. All polar bears were awarded a Certificate of Frigid Accomplishment in becoming one of the 2013 brave bears. The Greenhaven Cabana Club North is located at 6207 Riverside Blvd. It will officially open for the season with a much warmer later in May; the season runs through Labor Day. Membership information can be obtained at the website, greenhavencabanaclubnorth.com.