Cold enough for ya?
The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing organization in the United States. We swim in the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island every Sunday from November through April.
JOIN THE CONEY ISLAND POLAR BEAR CLUB AND CAMP SUNSHINE AT OUR ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S DAY SWIM
$40 SUGGESTED DONATION to Camp Sunshine for each participant
NEW YEAR’S DAY: Assemble on the Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue, Coney Island.
SWIM TIME 1:00 PM SHARP, arrive early.
DIRECTIONS, click here.
BRING WARM CLOTHES, SURF BOOTS OR OLD SNEAKERS,TOWELS AND DEFINITELY BRING YOUR CAMERA. The NYC Parks Department provides changing facilities on the Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue.
FREE PARKING AT MCU PARK
FREE ADMISSION TO NY AQUARIUM TO ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES
REGISTER AND PLEDGE HERE or in person on New Year’s Day.
THERE IS NO FEE FOR SWIMMERS OR OBSERVERS BUT YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO SWIM. We encourage all participants to make a voluntary donation to our partner Camp Sunshine
Participants can avoid long lines on New Year’s Day by registering online as soon as possible and making a minimum $40 donation to trigger express registration and entry into the earliest PLUNGE wave.
Free admission to the NY Aquarium to all registered attendees.
Demo's Wonder Wheel will be open on New Year's Day, weather permtting. Take a ride for $5.00 and half of that will benefit Camp Sunshine.
WIN A TRIP TO ICELAND!
Register today and you could be entered to win a 3 day 2 night trip for two to Iceland !!! Drawing to be held at the Steeplechase Beer Garden after the plunge. Official Rules and Regulations.
COMMEMORATIVE PINT GLASS
Raise $100 and receive a special limited edition PLUNGE pint glass courtesy of our friends at Coney Island Brewing. Pick-up your glass at the Brewery and $2 Will Be Donated To Camp Sunshine For Every Coney Island Beer Sold!
Camp Sunshine is pleased to herald in the New Year with the 2017 Coney Island Polar Dip. We believe that together we can send many more children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to our one-of-a-kind retreat in Casco, Maine.
With the strength of an event such as the 2017 Coney Island Polar Dip and the resources of Camp Sunshine, it is our goal to raise in excess of $80,000.00 in 2017. That is enough to send 32 New York families to Camp Sunshine.
Bring warm clothes, surf boots or old sneakers, towels, and cameras! The NYC Parks department provides changing facilities on the Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue.
Too scared or too smart to take the plunge? There’s the option to participate in the “Chicken Dip” where you’ll only need to dip your toes in!
You must be at least 18 years old to register online. For individuals under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian at the event to register.
Membership is closed for the 2015-2016 season. Please check check here in October 2016.
You can still join us for a guest swim
Find out how
Membership is not required for the New Year's Day Swim
New Years Sponsors and Partners