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Polar Bulldog Swim

2:00pm – 3:00pm
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On Thursday, December 8, at 2 p.m.,the campus community is invited to take a plunge into the cold waters of Mabee Pool during the annual Polar Bulldog Swim! Now in its 19th year, the event always makes for great photos and stories (especially if it’s really cold) while also allowing students to take a mental break on Reading Day just before final exams.

The pool is closed from late October until after Spring Break and is not heated, so very little activity and open air significantly cools the water from its usual comfortable temperature.

Students who participate must swim the length of the pool in order to receive their T-shirt for braving the waters. Those wishing to stay dry, and warm, can cheer swimmers on from the gate and enjoy congratulatory hot cocoa and treats with their fellow Bulldogs after the swim.