Long Island polar bear plunge rewind: 2012

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Were you one of the many who braved LI's icy waters in 2012? if so, take a look at some of the fun from polar bear plunges that took place that year. Send your plunge photos to josh.stewart@newsday.com.

More than 100 people warmed up with sweatshirts
(Credit: Alexi Knock)

More than 100 people warmed up with sweatshirts and jackets right before their swim for the Lion's Club Polar Plunge at Corey Beach. (April 1, 2012)

Gail Stasio, 36, of Bayport plays with a
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Gail Stasio, 36, of Bayport plays with a Labrador in training from the Guide Dog Foundation at the Lion's Club Polar Plunge at Corey Beach. (April 1, 2012)

Kirk Cavanaugh, 17, of Blue Point, hits a
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Kirk Cavanaugh, 17, of Blue Point, hits a beach ball to friends at the Lion's Club Polar Plunge at Corey Beach. (April 1, 2012)

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A German Shepherd in training from the Guide
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A German Shepherd in training from the Guide Dog Foundation walks on Corey Beach during the Lion's Club Polar Plunge to benefit the foundation. (April 1, 2012)

A Labrador in training from the Guide Dog
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A Labrador in training from the Guide Dog Foundation sits near the registration booth of the Lion's Club Polar Plunge at Corey Beach. (April 1, 2012)

More than 100 people ran into the ocean
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More than 100 people ran into the ocean for the Lion's Club Polar Plunge at Corey Beach in Blue Point. (April 1, 2012)

Most who jumped into the ocean at the
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Most who jumped into the ocean at the Lion's Club Polar Plunge ran back to shore within seconds. (April 1, 2012)

Brad Geoghan, 27, of Blue Point, walks back
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Brad Geoghan, 27, of Blue Point, walks back to shore after his dive at the Lion's Club Polar Plunge at Corey Beach in Blue Point. (April 1, 2012)

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A few people swam all the way to
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A few people swam all the way to the fire department's boat at the Lion's Club Polar Plunge at Corey Beach in Blue Point. (April 1, 2012)

Bayport-Blue Point High School students gather after the
(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Bayport-Blue Point High School students gather after the Lion's Club Polar Plunge at Corey Beach. (April 1, 2012)

Plungers run out of the Great South Bay
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Plungers run out of the Great South Bay at Amityville Village Beach during the 5th Annual Long Island Polar Dip, an event that raises money for Camp Sunshine, a Maine retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. (March 3, 2012)

From left, Masonic Old Town Lodge 908 members
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

From left, Masonic Old Town Lodge 908 members Dave Sendlenski, 54, Gary Anderson, 60, and Marty Moscicki, 59, are among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plung into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Water Mill residents Karmen Friedman, 13, Lucy Wesnofske,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Water Mill residents Karmen Friedman, 13, Lucy Wesnofske, 8, and Samantha Wesnofske, 12, are among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry. (Dec. 8, 2012)

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Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Natalie Cummings, 16, and mother Julie Cummings-Bosch are
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Natalie Cummings, 16, and mother Julie Cummings-Bosch are among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plung into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Karmen Friedman, 13, and her friend Samantha Wesnofske,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Karmen Friedman, 13, and her friend Samantha Wesnofske, 12, are among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plung into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear
(Credit: John Roca)

Hundreds participate in the 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Cooper's Beach in Southampton.

Hundreds of Long Islanders plunged into the Atlantic
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Hundreds of Long Islanders plunged into the Atlantic Ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event was a fundraiser for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry, which organizers say feeds 500 local families. (Dec. 8, 2012)

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