It’s a lovable (and daring) holiday tradition! Frozen swimmers will head to the beaches of Coney Island on Jan. 1 to celebrate the New Year, with the lovable polar bear returning after last year’s COVID-related cancellation. “It’s a great way to start the new year, a dip in the cool ocean will really leave everything you want to leave behind,” said Dennis Thomas, president of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, and I know a lot about that. People want to get through this year.” The 2022 Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge Championship – the 119th edition of the fundraiser – will continue similarly as it did in 2019, having become virtual due to the pandemic last year, with the club’s president expecting about 3,000 participants to participate, and 10,000 spectators with a target of $80,000 in donations Thomas told the Brooklyn Bieber “We are really excited to be able to host this annual tradition in New York again.” “Everyone we lost it last year we were very sad but the conditions weren’t right but things look like Good on January 1st.” “There is no better way to separate the past from the future than with a quick plunge into the frigid Atlantic Ocean with your fellow New Yorkers. “We look forward to hosting the largest landing event in our 119-year history,” Thomas said. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club, started in 1903, goes swimming every Sunday between November and April, with members enjoying the winter waters. However, the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge remains the club’s most attended event each year. The event grew to double as a fundraising group, with attendees contributing to local nonprofits and a variety of club initiatives throughout the year, such as free public programming and combating quality of life issues on the Peninsula. The return of the fundraising campaign jointly organized by the Alliance for Coney Island was announced on November 29, and more than $2,000 has already been raised through 125 fundraisers and eight teams have begun raising funds. To date, Joseph Neary has raised the most money with 32 days left with a $400 donation to the Polar Bear Club. Not only do donations support the community, but participants are also eligible to receive rewards for their participation and access to various amounts of donation – all participants receive wristbands for free entry to the New York Aquarium and $2 off main beer at Coney Island Brewery; To collect $25, participants will receive a polar bear drowning poster; 2022 Polar Long Sleeve Shirt; And if participants collect $500, they get a place on the director’s tour at the New York Water Show “Wonders of the Ocean: Sharks! Plus.” Divers must register  Prior to the event, which begins at 1 p.m. on January 1 at the beach between Stilwell Street and 12 W Street, they are required to arrive no later than noon to check-in at the Riegelmann Boardwalk at the Stilwell Street intersection that will begin at 10 a.m. Participants can register as a team or individually, and are required to sign a waiver on landing day. If under 18, a parent or guardian must be present to sign the waiver.