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How Cool…Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim Continues On

Courtesy of Kimberly Moore, Marketing Director Tahoe Restaurant Collection, Lake Tahoe, California.

A high-altitude swimming tradition in the cold continues.

Gar Woods Grill & Pier will be hosting the 30th Annual Coolest and Largest Shrinkage Event, the Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim on March 3rd following the Tahoe City Parade of North Lake Tahoe SnowFest.

Each year hundreds of spectators line the pier and deck to watch hardy souls brave the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Participants swim approximately 250 yards in 39°C water in Carnelian Bay before returning to Gar Woods Bar to minimize their pain in Pomin’s Tahoe Hot Tubs.

Entry forms are available at Gar Woods or at

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