6+ Reasons to Enjoy an Icy Swim!


Due to the the pandemic, this guide has not been updated; the content below reflects 2020 events.


Brrrr! It might be cold, but not too cold to jump into some icy water — all for a good cause!


Polar Bear Plunge | Annapolis, MD
At Sandy Point State Park, the Chesapeake Bay is calling your name from its icy depths! Enjoy four opportunities to be a spectator or participant, each dedicated to a special group of folks.


Polar Plunge | Fairfax, VA
The Mosaic District is a great place to chill out and watch tons of individuals take the plunge into an icy pool! Then, warm up with live music and all that the Mosaic District has to offer, all while raising money for a great cause!


Keep Winter Cold Polar Bear Plunge | Oxon Hill, MD
Watch as your family, friends, and fellow climate activists take the plunge this year! This annual event invites all to run, jump, hop, or skip their way into the icy Potomac River to raise money for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network!


Polar Plunge | Washington, DC
Grab a seat and cheer on your friends as they dive into one of two swimming pools erected at The Yards Park! Raising money for the Special Olympics DC, the event also includes an ice bar, food vendors, live music, ice activities, and so much more!


Freezin’ For a Reason Polar Dip | Reston, VA
Record crowds of spectators join together for this annual event as jumpers raise money for Camp Sunshine, a year-round retreat that helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Cheer from the sidelines or dip just your toes in for the “Chicken Dip!”


Freezin’ For a Reason Polar Dip | Oxford, MD
Record crowds of spectators join together for this annual event as jumpers raise money for Camp Sunshine, a year-round retreat that helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Cheer from the sidelines or dip just your toes in for the “Chicken Dip!”


Polar Plunge | Woodbridge, VA
No need to take the plunge, just chill out and enjoy the Northern VA Polar Plunge Festival at Leesylvania State Park along the Potomac River! Enjoy live music and the chance to claim the title as the best-dressed plunger–all while raising money for a great cause!


Polar Bear Plunge | Spotsylvania, VA
Beautiful Lake Anna State Park hosts the annual Polar Bear Plunge, inviting all to start “freezin’ for a reason!” Spectators and jumpers alike can help raise money for the EOD Warrior Foundation, all while enjoying the picturesque venue!


Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes and/or cancelations that might not be reflected above. Always call to confirm before participating.


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