Cape Gazette

Lewes Polar Bears leap into Atlantic Ocean

Dec 12, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Taking their monthly dip into the Atlantic Ocean are (l-r) Greg Mack; James, Karen, Wendy and Tom Gusmer; Connie Miller; Maggie Rooksby; Karen Carlson; and Harriet Taylor.

The Lewes Polar Bears took to the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Henlopen State Park Sunday, Dec. 1, for their monthly dip in the chilly water. Nine plungers took advantage of the balmy 50-degree day to take the leap.


Harriet Taylor gets smashed by a wave while exiting the chilly ocean. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Karen Gusmer, 16, of Baltimore runs to the warm 50- degree beach after diving into the chilly ocean. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Maggie Rooksby of New Castle plays in the chilly water of the Atlantic. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Maggie Rooksby, left, and Karen Carlson frolic in the chilly water. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Karen Carlson, who says she's pushing 70, says plunging is her secret to a healthy life. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tom Gusmer, who plunges each winter month, says that March is the coldest month to plunge. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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