Participants make a quick exit after running into the frigid water at Elk Lake for the 36th annual Polar Bear Swim. Hundreds

Participants make a quick exit after running into the frigid water at Elk Lake for the 36th annual Polar Bear Swim. Hundreds

Hundreds attend Elk Lake polar bear swim

The 36th annual swim held on New Year's Day is the largest such event in Greater Victoria.

  • Jan. 4, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Participants make a quick exit after running into the frigid water at Elk Lake for the 36th annual Polar Bear Swim. Hundreds, many who are repeat dippers joined the fun receiving a ribbon after completing the dip and many going home to warm up.