PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

This year’s maiden polar-bear plunge saw falling snow, freezing temps, and heart-melting smiles

Margot Buff

Written by Margot Buff Published on 10.01.2017 15:38:22 (updated on 10.01.2017) Reading time: 1 minute

A few dozen hardy swimmers jumped into the Vltava in Braník as a light snow fell and the temperature hovered around -5 degrees Celsius.

Leaders of the Plavecký klub otužilců – roughly translated as the Tough Swimmers’ Club – “christened” new members at the first event of the year on January 8.

Other members have been with the club for decades, like 86-year-old Božena Černá. Last month, the group held its 70th annual swim on December 26 in front of the National Theatre.

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

PHOTOS: Brrr! First Dip Of the Year for Prague Tough Swimmers’ Club

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