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European Polar Bear Clubs

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Germany
Germany
Die Berliner Seehunde http://www.berliner-seehunde.de/
    Berlin, at Orankesee
    Event date: Jan. 1, 11:00, and every Sunday, 10:00 AM
    Contact information:
    Contact Uschi Kawohl
    The Berliner Seehunde (http://www.berliner-seehunde.de/) is a sport's club with 73 participants, as of November 2011. They ice swim during the winter months, between September and April, at the Orankesee. The oldest swimmer is of 1931 vintage, the youngest 2002. BerlinerSeehunden.jpg BerlinerSeehundenFleisch.jpg
    Die Berliner Seehunde beim 25. WiB, Januar 2009, Orankesee
    Seehund Fleisch


Great
Great Britain
    Jersey, a Great Britain protectorate
    Established during the winter of 2000, the Polar Bears started with a small handful of enthusiastic sea swimmers who decided it must be good for their constitution to swim in the sea all year round. The numbers soon swelled to its present level of around 12 hardy souls who meet every weekend regardless of the weather at Havre des Pas pool. The sea temperature ranges from about 8C in January to 19C in August. Reported by Dilys Maletroit (dilys@jerseymail.co.uk), 1/15/07. Havre des Pas0001web.jpg
    Havre des Pas Pool


Ireland
Ireland
    Lee River through Cork City
    Event date: July 19
    Contact information:
    Contact Ned Denison, at ned.denison@cadcoevolution.com
    Water polo teams and players organize much of the open water swimming in Ireland. The province of Munster, in the South-West, we have over 200 organised swims in the nearby sea, rivers, and lakes. The largest, on 19 July, is a 1.25 mile swim, 1700 m downstream the Lee River through Cork City, and 300 m upstream the South Channel of the Lee River. 343 swimmers attended in 2007, and crowds in exces


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