BOSTON (CBS) – If you’re thinking about trying something new for the New Year, how about the Polar Bear Plunge?

The L Street Brownies will hold their annual cold weather cold water swim Saturday at 10 a.m. at the L Street Bath House in South Boston.

WBZ News Radio anchor Rod Fritz will be there.

He’s done it six times already.

“I must do it every year. I like the atmosphere. I like the camaraderie that everyone has who goes there,” Fritz said.

“It’s an event that, once you finished it, you can say that you’ve accomplished it.”

WBZ Radio’s Rod Fritz talks about the Polar Bear Plunge

Fritz has some advice for first timers.

Don’t wear a Speedo, wear regular swim trunks and a bathing cap or hat.

Also have something on your feet because the sand on the beach is hard and could cut you.

The doors open at 8 a.m.

Comments (5)
  1. Kevin says:

    No, I’ll be in my warm, dry bed on Sat at 10 am! Idiot!

  2. Italo says:

    lol God bless ’em, these people are nuts. I’m sure they’ll compensate for the cold swim by digesting something right afterwards that will really warm them up! ;)

  3. Edward says:

    We are nuts, but it is fun. It will also be my 7th time doing the swim this year, so much fun. If you’re going to do it, this would be the year to try as it will be very warm.

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  5. pete says:

    How people were there? It must have been a record. I should have gotten there earlier because parking was tough.

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