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Have you heard about the Club or participated in a New Year's Day swim and want to give it another try?
We welcome guests to join us for one of our regular Sunday 1:00 pm swims, any Sunday between November and April. Guests are permitted to join us for one swim.
To attend, show up any sunday between November and April at the New York Aquarium Education Hall, on the Boardwalk at West 8th Street by 12:30 pm. Bring your bathing suit (duh), a towel and surf boots or an extra pair of sneakers (you really need something to protect and insulate your feet.) and some warm clothes. We also recommend you bring a friend should you need assistance or want your picture taken on the beach. You will be assigned a "buddy" to swim with and must obey all safety precautions prescribed by the Club.
All guests are required to sign a liability waiver.
To Become a Member
FOR THE 2014 - 2015 SEASON, WE WILL BE ACCEPTING 5 APPLICANTS FOR MEMBERSHIP. WE WILL SELECT THE 5 CANDIDATES BY LOTTERY. TO BE A PART OF THE LOTTERY, SEND YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER TO:
PUT THE WORD "MEMBERSHIP" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULTS OF THE LOTTERY BY NOVEMBER 1, 2014 BY EMAIL.
Selected applicants will be required to:
The privileges of membership:
The responsibilities of membership:
While the Coney Island Polar Bear Club has a policy of non-discrimation, we do assess a prospective member's contribution to Club activites and adherence to Club rules and safety procedures. We may also limit membership to comply with Fire Department regulations regarding the use of our changing facilities and/or the Executive Committee's assessment of the manageability of Club activites from an insurance and safety perspective.