PHOTOS: La Jollans dive into 2015 at Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day

La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 2015 Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 1 was a festive event with an estimated crowd of about 300 participating at La Jolla Shores Beach. The morning was warmer than the previous several days, with the temps in the 40s and a water temp of 63 degrees. After exiting the water, participants warmed up with hot soup, chili and refreshments, courtesy of La Jolla Cove Swim Club members. For information about La Jolla Cove Swim Club and its events, visit

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