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Wild Adventures gears up for Polar Swim

December 29, 2005

Valdosta - Most of your New Year's plans probably don't include swimming, but that's how many South Georgians will spend their holiday.

Wild Adventures is holding their 3rd annual Polar Bear Swim on New Year's Day. Guests who aren't scared to brave the freezing temperatures can swim a lap around Paradise River.

The water was about 50 degrees Thursday, and park officials don't expect it to warm up much between now and New Year's.

"Every year this event grows," said Tiffany Lewis.  "Its becoming a New Year's Day tradition in the South Georgia area, so we expect at least 50 to 60 people out there this year."

The polar bear swim starts at 2 p.m.

The park is also kicking off its Snow Days event this weekend, where guests can play in a snow pit, go ice skating, and slide down a snow hill.

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