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Jumping or not, all invited to annual Polar Bear Swim
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If you think it’s cold outside, wait until you take a dive into Lake Lanier on Saturday for the 14th Annual Polar Bear Swim.


Jumpers of all ages will take the plunge at 2 p.m. to ring in the New Year at the Boathouse on Clarks Bridge Road in Gainesville.  


All jumpers will receive an official 2011 Polar Bear Swim T-Shirt, a bowl of hot chili or soup, dessert and drink. 


Registration is $25 for a single jumper and $50 for a family up to four jumpers. Spectators are free. 


Hot showers will be available in the boathouse.


All proceeds benefit youth programming at the Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club. 


Registration forms are available at