Taking a dip in the ocean isn't just a summer pastime anymore. Thousands of Long Islanders are about to shed their winter coats and strip down to bathing suits and, sometimes, wacky costumes to brave frigid waters for a good cause during polar plunge season. With water dipping to near-freezing temperatures at times, it's not a surprise to see shocked reactions. Take a look at these polar plunge frozen faces through the years, and send your 2018-19 photos to joshua.stewart@newsday.com.

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Polar bear plungers gathered at the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splash on Sunday at the Riverside Boulevard boardwalk in Long Beach.

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Bernard Eyssalenne, of Valley Stream, right, lost a bet of Fantasy Football and had to go into the water at the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splash on Sunday at the Riverside Boulevard boardwalk in Long Beach.

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Plungers leave the water during the at the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splash on Sunday at the Riverside Boulevard boardwalk in Long Beach.

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Swimmers splash around in the chilly waters off Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday to help raise money for New York Special Olympics athletes.

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Swimmers make a dash for the chilly waters off Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday to help raise money for New York Special Olympics athletes.

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The Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County's annual polar plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay drew onlookers including Yeti the dog on March 10, 2019.

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The Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County held its 15th annual polar plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on March 10, 2019.

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Participants brave the chilly water during the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County's 15th annual polar plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on March 10, 2019.

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The Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County held its 15th annual polar plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on March 10, 2019.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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The 15th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington on March 2, 2019, benefiting Special Olympics New York.

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Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash 2019 on Sunday February 3 , 2019. Riverside Blvd. Boardwalk, Long Beach, NY

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Bernard Eyssalenne , of Valley Stream, right, lost a bet of Fantasy Football and now has to go into the water at Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash 2019 on Sunday February 3 , 2019. Egged on by his friends. Riverside Blvd. Boardwalk, Long Beach, NY

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Plungers leave the water during the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splash on Sunday, Feb. 3.

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Swimmers plunge into the chilly waters at Crescent Beach on Shelter Island to raise money for the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library at the organization's 9th annual Turkey Plunge on Nov. 24.

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Swimmers plunge into the chilly waters at Crescent Beach on Shelter Island to raise money for the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library at the organization's 9th annual Turkey Plunge on Nov. 24.

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Swimmers plunge into the chilly waters at Crescent Beach on Shelter Island to raise money for the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library at the organization's 9th annual Turkey Plunge on Nov. 24.

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Swimmers plunge into the chilly waters at Crescent Beach on Shelter Island to raise money for the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library at the organization's 9th annual Turkey Plunge on Nov. 24.

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Swimmers take a plunge into the chilly waters off Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 17 to help raise money for New York Special Olympics athletes.

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Swimmers take a plunge into the chilly waters off of Cedar Beach in Mount sinai on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, to help raise money for New York Special Olympics athletes.

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The annual Blue Point Lions Club April Fools Polar Lion Plunge was held at Corey Beach on April 8.

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The annual Blue Point Lions Club April Fools Polar Lion Plunge was held at Corey Beach on April 8, 2018.

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The annual Blue Point Lions Club April Fools Polar Lion Plunge was held at Corey Beach on April 8, 2018.

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Participants brave the cold during the annual Polar Swim at Steers Beach in Northport on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

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Participants emerge from the water during the annual Polar Bear Swim at Steers Beach in Northport, which had been postponed from New Year's Day due to ice on the beach to March 18, 2018.

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Participants of the 5th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge are "Freezin' for a Reason," raising money for Special Olympics New York at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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Participants of the 5th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge are "Freezin' for a Reason," raising money for Special Olympics New York at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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Participants of the 5th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge are "Freezin' for a Reason," raising money for Special Olympics New York at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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Participants of the 5th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge are "Freezin' for a Reason," raising money for Special Olympics New York at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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Participants of the 5th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge are "Freezin' for a Reason," raising money for Special Olympics New York at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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Participants of the 5th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge were "Freezin' For A Reason," raising money for Special Olympics New York at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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Plungers react to the frigid water during the 14th annual CP Nassau Polar Bear Plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay on March 18, 2018.

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The HarborFrost winter celebration and Frosty Polar Bear Plunge took place in Sag Harbor on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

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Participants run from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean during the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

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The Long Beach Polar Bears held their annual Super Bowl Splash on Feb. 4, 2018.

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Participants brave the cold weather at the Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

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A participant at the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

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Anthony Pallisco, of New Hyde Park, is tackled by his uncle, Joseph Pallisco, of New Hyde Park, during the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splash on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

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Participants take the plunge during the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

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Participants brave the cold during Wainscott's annual polar bear plunge on Monday, January 1, 2018. The event, which raised funds for L'Arche Long Island, was held at Beach Lane in Wainscott.

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Ian Gillan, 23, of Point Lookout participates in the "Dip at Noon" polar plunge at Point Lookout Beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Participants in the annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry, exit the water at Main Beach in East Hampton, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Deric Bradford, right, from Paris, a participant in the annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry, gets dressed after exiting the water at Main Beach in East Hampton, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Participants in the annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry, exit the water at Main Beach in East Hampton, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Participants in the annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry, exit the water at Main Beach in East Hampton, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Participants in the annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry, exit the water at Main Beach in East Hampton, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Polar plungers at the Hamptons Polar Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

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Linda Muse of Sag Harbor leaves the cold water behind at the annual Heart of the Hamptons Polar Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

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One young participant braves the frigid waters during the eighth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge, held at Crescent Beach in Shelter Island Heights on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

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Participants, some with kale in hand, took to the frigid waters during the eighth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge, held at Crescent Beach in Shelter Island Heights on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

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Participants quickly rushed out of the frigid waters during the eighth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach in Shelter Island Heights on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

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Participants enjoyed the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

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Polar plungers were all revved up for the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

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Plungers carefully make their way back to the shore during the 6th Annual April Fools Polar Plunge at Corey Beach in Blue Point. The plunge, held on Sunday, April 2nd, was organized by the Blue Point-Bayport Lions Club.

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The Splish Splash Polar Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics New York, kicks-off in the water park's Kahuna Bay wave pool. (Saturday, April 1, 2017)

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Polar plunge participants show how they feel about the cold water during the 6th Annual April Fools Polar Plunge at Corey Beach in Blue Point. The plunge, held on Sunday, April 2, 2017, was organized by the Blue Point-Bayport Lions Club.

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Participants in the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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These swimmers are definitely feeling the cold water during the 6th Annual April Fools Polar Plunge at Corey Beach in Blue Point. The plunge, held on Sunday, April 2, 2017, was organized by the Blue Point-Bayport Lions Club.

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Participants in the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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The Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge was held at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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The Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge was held at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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The Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge was held at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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A polar plunge at James Caples Memorial Park in Amityville on Saturday, March 11, 2017 drew brave souls raising money for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in Casco, Maine.

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The inteprid take part in a polar plunge at James Caples Memorial Park in Amityville on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The event raises money for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in Casco, Maine.

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A polar plunge at James Caples Memorial Park in Amityville on Saturday, March 11, 2017, drew participants raising money for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in Casco, Maine.

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Participants brave the cold during the 13th annual Town of North Hempstead Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event, aimed at raising funds for Special Olympics New York athletes, was at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.

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Participants brave the cold during the 13th annual Town of North Hempstead Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event, aimed at raising funds for Special Olympics New York athletes, was at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.

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Participants brave the cold waters during the 13th annual Town of North Hempstead Polar Plunge, held on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The plunge, aimed at raising funds for Special Olympics New York athletes, was held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.

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Bill Evans holds his dog, Sandy, as he takes a quick toe-dip in the waters at Windmill Beach in Sag Harbor during the seventh annual Sag Harbor HarborFrost Festival on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. All proceeds benefit the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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People run through the chilly ocean water during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Air temperatures were estimated at 35 to 40 degrees.

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Isabella Puma, 7, of Long Beach holds onto her friend Gretchen Grottenthaler of Long Beach while running from the ocean during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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People run through the icy water during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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People run from the ocean during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Winds were estimated at 15 mph.

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Participants return to shore during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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A participant strikes a chilly pose during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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Kimberly Vermilye, 21, of Floral Park and Brittany Brosokas, 23, of Babylon run during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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A participant shows glee upon getting back to the beach during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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Participants return to shore after a dip in the icy waters during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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First-time participant Kristan Taylor, 23, of Bellmore runs during the annual Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splash to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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Participants look toward the shore during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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Annette and Marc Rogers of Long Beach run from the ocean during the Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

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Participants make a beeline for the shore during the annual Northport Polar Plunge at Steers Beach in Northport on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, which donated proceeds from the plunge to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry.

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Participants make a mad dash back to dry land during the annual Northport Polar Plunge at Steers Beach in Northport on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, which donated proceeds from the plunge to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry.

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Swimmers race to shore at Steers Beach after the Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The event, sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410, will benefit the Northport Food Pantry.

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Two girls react to the cold water soon after they ran into the heavy surf at Main Beach in East Hampton during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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This young woman's expression tells you how cold the water is at Beach Lane Beach in Wainscott during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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A woman reacts to the cold water after a quick dip at Main Beach in East Hampton during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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A man reacts to the cold water shock at Main Beach in East Hampton during a New Year's Day polar bear plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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People charge in and out of Oyster Bay Harbor for the 11th annual UCPN polar plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

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That T-shirt didn't warm him up much, but a brave plunger jumps into the fourth annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge held at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai to raise money to benefit the Special Olympics New York on Nov. 23, 2013.

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Within seconds of running into the 30-degree waters of Hempstead Harbor in Port Washington on Saturday, March 1, 2014, the polar plungers quickly retreat to the beach.

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Allison Boucher, 9, comes up for air after diving head first into the chilly Great South Bay with friends and family for the second annual Bayport-Blue Point April Fools Polar Plunge on April 7, 2013.

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People get out of the cold water at the annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Nov. 26, 2016.

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Participants scramble out of the water at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai during the annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. The event, called "Freezin' for a Reason," benefited Special Olympics New York.

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Participants in the annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, recoil from the cold water of the Long Island Sound.

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Participants brave the cold Long Island Sound waters during the annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

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On March 1, 2009, participants in the fifth annual Polar Bear Swim to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Nassau County, take a plunge from the beach of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay.

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Girls leave the water after participating in AHRC Suffolk's 5th Annual Polar Bear Splash at Bay Shore Marina on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

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A group of girls look to escape the cold water during AHRC Suffolk's 5th Annual Polar Bear Splash at Bay Shore Marina on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

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A plunger takes part in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash, running out of the surf on Long Beach on Feb. 7.

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Polar plungers take a quick dip in the Great South Bay at Corey Beach in Blue Point to raise money for Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. (April 7, 2013)

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Participants in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash react to plunging into the chilly Atlantic Ocean off of Long Beach on Feb. 7.

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These girls are all smiles as the emerge from the chilly bay waters at the Freezin for a Reason Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics at Tobay Beach Park on March 19, 2016.

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Participants in the Angles for Axelrods Polar Plunge at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on March 6, 2016, reacting to the cold surf.

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The Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County's annual polar plunge took place at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

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A participant in the Angels for Axelrods Polar Plunge, benefiting Sunrise Day Camp, runs out of the chilly waters of Tobay Beach in Massapequa on March 6, 2016. The camp provides a supportive environment for children afflicted with cancer.

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Participants in the Northport Polar Bear Plunge jump into the waters off of Steers Beach in Northport. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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A participant in the Angels for Axelrods Polar Plunge, benefiting Sunrise Day Camp, reacts to the cold surf at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on March 6, 2016. The camp provides a supportive environment for children afflicted with cancer.

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A participant in the Angels for Axelrods Polar Plunge, benefiting Sunrise Day Camp, reacts to the cold surf at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on March 6, 2016. The camp provides a supportive environment for children afflicted with cancer.

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Participants react to the cold water off Windmill Beach in Sag Harbor during the Frosty Plunge, part of the village's sixth annual HarborFrost festival, Feb. 27, 2016.

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Participants exit the water at the Frosty Plunge at HarborFrost to benefit the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

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Participants in the Frosty Plunge held at Windmill Beach in Sag Harbor Feb. 27, 2016, react to the 42-degree water as part of the village's sixth annual HarborFrost festival.

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Participants react to the 42-degree water during the Frosty Plunge held at Windmill Beach in Sag Harbor as part of the village's sixth annual HarborFrost festival, Feb, 27, 2016.

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Thousands participated in the 16th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splash on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

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People run out of the Atlantic Ocean after plunging into the cold water, as part of the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash held in Long Beach near Riverside Drive. (Feb. 7, 2016)

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After threatening to back out, Jesslyn Arlotta is persuaded by a friend to take part in the Polar Bear Club dip.

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People run out of the Atlantic Ocean after plunging into the cold water, as part of the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash held in Long Beach near Riverside Drive. (Feb. 7, 2016)

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A group of people run from the water after diving in as thousands gather on the beach along the boardwalk for the 16th Annual Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash which benefits Make-A-Wish Metro New York, held in Long Beach, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. By Steve Pfost

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People run out of the Atlantic Ocean after plunging into the cold water, as part of the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash held in Long Beach near Riverside Drive. (Feb. 7, 2016)

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Participants in the Northport Polar Bear Plunge jump into the waters off of Steers Beach in Northport. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Chris Marotta, of Deer Park, runs from the waters off Long Beach during the 17th annual Super Bowl Splash on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. The Long Beach Polar Bear Plunge coincides with Super Bowl Sunday and is held in memory of 4-year-old Paulie Bradley, a Long Beach boy who wanted to be a lifeguard and died from an illness in 1997. The club has raised $4.8 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation since the first plunge in 2000.

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A plunger taking part in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash reacts to the chilly Atlantic Ocean off of Long Beach near Riverside Drive. (Feb. 7, 2016)

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A plunger taking part in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash reacts to the chilly Atlantic Ocean off of Long Beach near Riverside Boulevard on Feb. 7.

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Participants in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash run into the Atlantic Ocean off of Long Beach near Riverside Boulevard on Feb. 7.

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Participants in the Town of Oyster Bay's inaugural "Freezin' for a Reason" Polar Plunge react as they charge into the 37-degree water at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on March 2014.

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A plunger taking part in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash reacts to the chilly Atlantic Ocean off of Long Beach on Feb. 7.

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A plunger taking part in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash reacts to the chilly Atlantic Ocean off of Long Beach on Feb. 7.

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Participants in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash react to plunging into the chilly Atlantic Ocean off of Long Beach near Riverside Boulevard on Feb. 7.

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A plunger taking part in the 2016 Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash reacts to the chilly Atlantic Ocean off of Long Beach on Feb. 7.

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A participant in the 10th annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge reacts to the frigid conditions after diving head first into Hempstead Harbor in Port Washington on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

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Diana Carannante, 55, of East Meadow, who belongs to a group called, "Bakery Babes," on behalf of Entenmann's Family Bakery in East Meadow, plunged into the water, along with nearly 600 people at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington during the town's 9th annual Polar Plunge, which raised $100,000 for the New York Special Olympics.

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Participants are freezin' for a reason as they brave the cold water at Tobay Beach for the second annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics New York on March 21, 2015.

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Participants of the annual New Years Day polar bear swim at Gurney's Inn exit the water after taking a quick dip in the Atlantic Ocean in Montauk. (January 1, 2010)

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Sarah Feingold, of North Amityville, was the last swimmer out of the 44-degree water during the 6th annual Polar Bear Plunge, Sunday, at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay. (Mar. 7, 2010)

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Long Beach plays host to the 13th Annual Superbowl Splash, in which members of The Long Beach Polar Bear Club take a wintertime dip in the ocean. (Feb. 5, 2012)

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People participate in a polar plunge sponsored by Special Olympics New York and the Town of Brookhaven at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.

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Long Islanders plunge into the Long Island Sound at Long Beach Town Park in Nissequogue at the 4th annual St. James Polar Bear Club Plunge on Sunday. The event raised $3,500, which was donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Jan. 20, 2013)

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Participants of all ages retreat to the beach at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay after plunging into the water to support the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

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Participants in the 11th annual UCPN Polar Plunge, which raises money for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, retreat from Oyster Bay Harbor after taking a chilly dip on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

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Participants in the fifth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge take a dip in the waters off Crescent Beach on Nov. 29, 2014, in support of the Shelter Island Library.

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Crowds brave the waters off Crescent Beach, for the fifth annual Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge.

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A crowd runs into frigid waters at the Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay for the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, March 2, 2014 to help raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County

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Hundreds of people run into Hempstead Harbor in Port Washington on Saturday, March 1, 2014, to raise money for the Special Olympics at the 10th annual North Hempstead polar plunge.

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A young participant in the fifth annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Northport retreats after plunging into the frigid waters at Steers Beach.

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A small crowd wades in the frigid waters at Steers Beach, where Northport Boy Scouts Troop 410 hosted a polar bear plunge.

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Justin Steinheimer and Ronnie Levantini, both of Farmingdale, after taking a dip in the water in the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's 13th annual Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach.

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More than 600 plungers braved the 38-degree water temperature Saturday as they participated in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge and Winter Festival at Beach Park in Port Washington.

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