Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim

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Men's start of the annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Lake Tahoe
Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Lake Tahoe
The Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim always draw a colorful, eclectic crowd to its high-altitude, low-temperature swim. At an altitude of 6,229 feet (1,898 meters) in Lake Tahoe, the water temperature at 39°C (4°C) throughout the 250-yard swim feels especially cool. With a cut-off time of 20 minutes, a crowd gathers to see who is the fastest, the slowest and the most colorful in front of the Gar Woods Restaurant in Carmelian Bay. The 25th year of cold-water celebration is held on 1 March 2014 as part of North Lake Tahoe SnowFest, the annual Mardi Gras in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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[edit] Distance

250 yards

[edit] Type

Lake

[edit] Location

City Carnelian Bay

State/County/Province California

Country USA

Region Americas

[edit] Contact

Name Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim

Email onthewater@garwoods.com

[edit] Event Information

Website: Gar Woods

Water Temp: 39°F (4°C)

Class: Polar Bear

Wetsuit: Yes

Charity: No

[edit] External links

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