VALDOSTA -- About 40 men, women, and children took a dip in the frigid waters of Wild Adventures' Catchawavebay Saturday for the second Polar Bear Swim.
Although temperatures climbed to 75 degrees, the wave pool at Splash Island maintained a chilly 62 degrees. That did little to deter the excited crowd.
PK and Omar from radio station WJYF were both on hand for the swim.
Following a brief countdown, the fearless early winter swimmers plunged right in and got all the way in up to their shoulders, a requirement for joining the Wild Adventures Polar Bear Club.
The second Polar Bear Swim came to an end when lifeguards jumped in from the far end of the wave pool, swam up to the waters edge and then proceeded to do a few push-ups.
Although the Polar Bear Swim has come and gone, the icy fun continues through Feb. 28 at Wild Adventures with Snow Days. Special activities include two sledding hills -- Daredevil's Hill for the more adventurous and Little Tyke's Toboggan Run for the little tykes -- and two snow play areas: the Snow Mania play pit is for the bigger kids, and Frosty Frolics is set up for the little ones. All ages can enjoy the ice skating rink where skates are provided free.