VIDEO/PHOTOS: Dozens brave Polar Bear Plunge to bring in the New Year


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On a chilly yet clear New Year’s Day, dozens of citizens braved the cold waters of Puget Sound to plunge into 2019 at the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Burien’s Three Tree Point.

This year’s event splashed down in a new location due to high tides – at the intersection of Maplewild Ave SW & SW 172nd.

The winner of the coveted Polar Bear Plunge spirit trophy was Jeanninne Bassinger, a B-Town resident since 2015, who was dared to plunge by her roommate Rick (who did NOT participate himself, but was there cheering her on):

Here’s raw video from our Facebook live stream (be sure to “Like” our page here to see future live videos):

And here are photos courtesy Jana Kleitsch (click images to view larger photos/slideshow):

Jana works at a San Francisco based startup, Chairman Mom, as a User Experience Designer. Chairman Mom is a subscription-based community platform for working mothers. For $5 a month, women can ask and answer the tough questions about life, work and motherhood without judgment, guilt or fear of being called a “bad mom” (a phrase that is banned from the site). The community is designed to create an environment free of bullying and negativity, encouraging real connection and honest discussions, with the goal of ultimately setting more working moms up for success.

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