2012 Polar Bear Swim for Sight Photos and Highlights

The 43nd Olcott Polar Bear "Swim for Sight" was Sunday, March 4, 2012.


Wayne Peters photots on website

Click here for more photos of the 2012 Swim for Sight by Wayne Peters

Wayne Peters website

Wayne Peters - Website - http://wayne861.smugmug.com


787 swimmers participated in the 'Swim for Sight' this year, not a record but slightly more than last year and still a strong turnout for such a cold day.  A bracing wind off the lake and 28 degree air kept much of the crowd huddled under the protection of their shelters and vehicles, but they ventured out prior to the swim and the Lions Clubs and school groups selling food reported good sales.  

Mindy Kramp of Newfane was crowned the 2012 Polar Bear Queen! 

Visitors from Toronto and Massachusettes said "this is such a great event, and so much fun".



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