Every year, hundreds of Long Islanders brave the cold winter waters for a quick dip during polar plunge season. Some just happen to do it in style. From sequined mermaids to "Star Wars," Santas and their Sunday best, check out some of the wild styles and wacky costumes paraded by plungers on the shores of Long Island. Send your plunge photos to josh.stewart@newsday.com

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Minka Palazzolo, 6, jumps for joy after going in 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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Lila Sun, of Oceanside, Anna Sun, of Montreal, and Kim Sage of Staten Island, at Long Beach Polar Bear Club's Super Bowl Splash on Sunday at Riverside Boulevard boardwalk in Long Beach.

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Carol Walsh, 81, of St. James, gets ready to 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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Minka Palazzolo ,6, jumps for joy after going in the water at Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash 2019 on Sunday February 3 , 2019. Riverside Blvd. Boardwalk, Long Beach, NY

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Lila Sun ,of Oceanside, Anna Sun ,of Montreal, and Kim Sage of Staten Island, at Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash 2019 on Sunday February 3 , 2019. Riverside Blvd. Boardwalk, Long Beach, NY

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Swimmers jump to stay warm as they prepare to 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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Heather Brownlie of Shelter Island won the best women’s costume category with her Christmas tree costume at the 9th Annual Turkey Plunge. The event, which took place on Crescent Beach on Shelter Island on Nov. 24, 2018, was to raise money for the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library.

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Swimmers prepare to 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, 2018.

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Lachlan McCall and Skye Wilkins came from Australia to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. McCall's Australian get-up was crowned best men's costume at the ninth annual Turkey Plunge on Nov. 24, 2018. The pair plunged into the waters off Crescent Beach on Shelter Island for their second year to benefit the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library.

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A group of 25 of the late former New York governor Hugh Carey’s adult children, grandchildren and great grandchildren plunged as Team Carey Huge’s Turkeys at the 9th Annual Turkey Plunge on Nov. 24, 2018. The event raises money for the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library.

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Daniel Nachumi, 6, won the best children’s costume category for the second year in a row with his homemade squid costume at the 9th Annual Turkey Plunge. The event, which took place on Crescent Beach on Shelter Island on Nov. 24, 2018, was to raise money for the Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library.

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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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This participant wore a costume to the ninth annual Northport Polar Bear Swim at Steers Beach in Northport on 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 brave the cold during the annual Polar Bear Swim at Steers Beach in Northport, postponed from New Year's Day due to ice on the beach to Sunday, March 18, 2018.

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Santa Claus participates in the Polar Swim at Steers Beach in Northport on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

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Huckleberry Hound gets big hugs at the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge, hosted by Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

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Pirate John Richy, 36, of Northport, with mermaid Jennifer Angevine, 40, of East Northport, at the 5th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge 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 at the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual 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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Participants arrive at the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 4, 2018.

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

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The scene during the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, 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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Participants brave the cold weather at the Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash on Sunday, 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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Pat Sullivan, from East Hampton, a participant in the annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry, prepares to enter the water at Main Beach in East Hampton, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Pat Sullivan, of East Hampton, a participant in the annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry, exits the water at Main Beach, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Spectators attend the East Hampton Food Pantry's annual "Freezin' for a Reason" polar plunge at Main Beach in East Hampton on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Tahnie Sullivan, 12, of Sag Harbor, at the annual Heart of the Hamptons Polar Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

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Nick Dyno, superintendent of Southampton schools, attends the the annual Heart of the Hamptons Polar Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

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Pat Sullivan, of East Hampton, a participant in the annual East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge, which benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry, exits the water at Main Beach, Jan. 1, 2018.

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Carl Berglin and Lori Tortorice of Southampton just after jumping in the water at the annual Heart of the Hamptons Polar Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

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Southampton couple Jimmy Mack, 60, and Brian Mott, 52, dressed their best for the 14th annual Heart of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge at Coopers Beach on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

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Derek Brockbank and Bridget Collins of Washington D.C., attend the annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Nov. 26, 2016.

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Spectators attend the East Hampton Food Pantry's annual "Freezin' for a Reason" polar plunge at Main Beach in East Hampton on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Dr. Stephen Densen of Southampton with Santas at the annual Heart of the Hamptons Polar Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

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Ninja turtles were among the participants at the Heart of the Hamptons Polar Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Dec. 9, 2017.

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Kate Findlay-Shirras and Jelle Veraart of Brooklyn attend 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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Greg Sienken of Shelter Island engages in turtle advocacy 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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Chris Carey of Shelter Island came as "Santa Claws" for 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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Will Collins, of Southampton, struggles to get on the shore in his soaked penguin costume after taking the 11th annual Polar Beach Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

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People donned merry headgear at the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

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The flame-bearer led the way at the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

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Onlookers were well-bundled at the Town of Brookhaven polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

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There was a variety of attire at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai for the polar plunge on Nov. 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 woman dressed as a mermaid is among the costumed participants at the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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Ann Strong, a science teacher at the Ross School in Sag Harbor, wore her pug dog mask during the eighth annual Maureen's Haven Peconic Polar Plunge, held in Southold on April 18, 2015. "I had it in my house, so I figured, why not?" Strong said of her costume choice.

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Brian and Abby Moriarty of Syosset warm up after taking part in the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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Ray Walter of Rocky Point sports a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles onesie at the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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Kerry Finley of Port Ann, N.Y., hugs Adrianna Finley during the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge at Tobay Beach on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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Some costumed characters showed up at the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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Polar bears and a chicken kept the crowd animated before the Town of North Hempstead Polar Bear Plunge on March 4, 2017.

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The United Mavericks of Long Island Swimming line up as they wait to run into the water alongside hundreds of other participants during the 13th Annual North Hempstead Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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Members of the Empire City Garrison's 501st Legion showed up at the Town of North Hempstead Polar Bear Plunge on March 4, 2017.

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Bear hugs for the polar bears at 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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"The Jaywalkers" celebrate before the fourth annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Bear Plunge at Tobay Beach on March 18, 2017.

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Dressed as Santa Claus, Patrick Sullivan, of East Hampton, emerges from the cold 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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Sue Seltenreich-Cerillo, 54, of Huntington, braves the frigid waters at Steers Beach in Northport during the annual Northport Polar Plunge 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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Ronkonkoma resident Patty Specter stops with Santa at Steers Beach on Jan. 1, 2017, before the start of the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge. The plunge was sponsored by Northport Boy Scout Troop 410 to support the Northport food pantry.

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Northport resident Nicholas Desimone, 22, seen after emerging from the frigid waters of the Long Island Sound at Steer's Beach during the 2017 Northport Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Steven Abazis and daughter Kate Abazis meet with reporters before taking part in the13th annual Human Resources of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton Village, on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

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Brian Mott, left, and Jimmy Mack of Southampton, at Coopers Beach in Southampton Village, preparing to take part in the 13th annual Human Resources of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

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Jimmy Mack of Southampton, at Coopers Beach in Southampton Village, preparing to take part in the 13th annual Human Resources of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

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Arturo De Jesus of Southampton at Coopers Beach in Southampton Village, taking part in the 13th annual Human Resources of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

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Village of Southampton Mayor Mark Epley, left, with sons Zach, center, and Nick (and younger family members) at Coopers Beach in Southampton Village, preparing to take part in the 13th annual Human Resources of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

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Television journalist Chris Cuomo, left, and Village of Southampton Mayor Mark Epley at Coopers Beach in Southampton Village, preparing to take part in the 13th annual Human Resources of the Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Cuomo owns a home in Southampton.

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Colleen Smith, Greg Senken and Alison Binder, all of Shelter Island, attend the annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Nov. 26, 2016.

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David Chamberlain of New York City attends the annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Nov. 26, 2016.

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Mateo, 5, Andre, 3, Hazell and Matt Badger of Rhode Island attend the annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Nov. 26, 2016.

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Chris Carey of Shelter Island attends the seventh annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Nov. 26, 2016.

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Participants run out of the water at the annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Nov. 26, 2016.

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From left, Maureen Reeves and Ralph Schneider, both of Manorville, and Patricia Person of Holbrook dressed as loofahs and a bar of soap for the annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday, Nov. 19. 2016.

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What's a polar plunge without a polar bear? A group photo is taken before the polar plunge sponsored by Special Olympics New York and the Town of Brookhaven at Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai. (Nov. 21, 2015)

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Alaina Reilly, 13, of Mount Sinai, warms up at Cedar Beach in Brookhaven Town Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, after participating in a plunge event that benefitted the Special Olympics New York. Called "Freezin' for a Reason," it was the town's seventh annual event.

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Darth Vader and Biker Scout of the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison Star Wars costuming group attend the annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

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Dennis Richards, 36, of Holtsville, dressed as a Minion for the annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi and friends join in the fun at the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County's annual polar plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

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A polar bear hug is one way to stay warm and cozy at the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County's annual polar plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

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#NDPolarplunge New York Islanders mascot Sparky proposes at the CP Nassau Polar Plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

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David Miller, 47, and son Miles, 13, both of Roslyn, at Tobay Beach in Massapequa on Sunday, March 6, 2016, just before heading into the water in support of Angels for Axelrods Polar Plunge to benefit Sunrise Day Camp.

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Dan Sauerwein, of East Northport, prepares to participate in a Polar Plunge at Steers Beach in Northport on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

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A man dressed as Santa Claus is of the last people to exit the frigid waters during the East Hampton Polar Bear Plunge at Main Beach in East Hampton on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. The annual event benefits the East Hampton Food Pantry.

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People prepare to participate in a polar plunge at Steers Beach in Northport on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

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Participants dressed as "beverages" wade into the cold water for the Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach, to benefit the Shelter Island Public Library.

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Brian Mott, 47, of North Sea, left, and his husband, Jimmy Mack, 55, were among the hundreds of Long Islanders to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean at Coopers Beach in Southampton during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the Human Resources of the Hamptons' food pantry on Dec. 8, 2012.

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From left, Christopher DeLouise, 25, of Shoreham, Ian Weygand, 25, of Wading River> and Seth Walker, 25, of Port Jefferson donned wigs and cowboy hats before plunging into the frigid Atlantic Ocean as part of the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach>. (Feb. 6, 2011)

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Christopher McElwaine, 29, of Freeport took best costume honors with his penguin-inspired garb before the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County Polar Bear Plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay on March 2, 2014.

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Matt Badger, 42, and his sons -- dressed as the Joker, Batman and Robin -- get ready to take part in the sixth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach in Shelter Island on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.

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Eli Adler, 30, and his mother Jennie, 64, dress in costume to take part in the Sixth Annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge, held on Shelter Island's Crescent Beach. (Nov. 28, 2015)

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Participants of the 2014 New Year's Day Polar Plunge at Sunken Meadow State Park splash around in the Long Island Sound.

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Patty Spector of Ronkonkoma, Sue Cirillo of Huntington and Monique Homer of Hauppauge, dressed as "The Three Charitable Elves" at the Long Beach Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

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Event organizer Jack Sullivan brought Irish cheer to the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County's annual polar plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

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Daria Gradusova and Eli Adler participate in the Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach in Shelter Island sporting costumes on Nov. 30, 2013.

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"Team Take The Plunge," taking part in the Sixth Annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge, held on Shelter Island's Crescent Beach. (Nov. 28, 2015)

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James McGayhey, 67, getting ready to take part in the Sixth Annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge, held on Shelter Island's Crescent Beach. (Nov. 28, 2015)

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Sisters Rachel Lucas, 23, and Sara Lucas, 19, wear scarlet letters while getting ready to take part in the sixth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach in Shelter Island on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.

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Greg Senken, 59, dressed as "Uncle Fester," from "The Addams Family," getting ready to take part in the Sixth Annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge, held on Shelter Island's Crescent Beach. (Nov. 28, 2015)

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Costumed participants of the Sixth Annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge, held on Shelter Island's Crescent Beach. (Nov. 28, 2015)

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A swimmer feels the icy cold during the Sixth Annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge off Crescent Beach on Shelter Island. The swim was held Nov. 28, 2015.

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Douglas Miller, 38, of North Bellmore, tosses pigskin with a friend to kill time before the start of the annual Super Bowl Splash in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Miller came dressed as a football.

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Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley, right, and his son Zach came dressed as Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble at the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Human Resources of the Hamptons at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.

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UCPN Polar Bear Plunge co-chairmen Frank Ozol, 64, of Oyster Bay, and Jack Sullivan, 68, of Long Beach, pose before the plunge at Teddy Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay on March 8, 2015.

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Michael Paez of Southampton and Tony Valle of Hampton Bays came dressed as bad Santa and good Santa during the 11th annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Human Resources of the Hamptons at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

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Southampton Mayor Mark Epley, right, and his family wear "Wizard of Oz" costumes at the 11th annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Human Resources of the Hamptons at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. The family always attends the yearly event dressed in group costume.

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The mascot for the Blue Point-Bayport Lions Club hangs out at Corey Beach in Blue Point for the club's third annual April Fool's Polar Lion Plunge on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

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Ann Biddlecon brought along a "gravy boat" to the fourth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. All proceeds were to benefit the Shelter Island Public Library. "It's good to go into the icy cold water with a pun," Biddlecon said.

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The Pink Fairy makes an appearance at the the fourth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. All proceeds were to benefit the Shelter Island Public Library.

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The Bahama Mamas raised nearly $10,000 for the Town of North Hempstead's ninth annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

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Father-son duo Matt and Mateo Babger show off their western theme as cowboy and horse at the the fourth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. All proceeds were to benefit the Shelter Island Public Library.

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A polar bear brings smiles to participants at the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge in East Hampton on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.

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Captain America outlasted most of the other participants at the 10th annual North Hempstead polar plunge in Port Washington on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

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Jasper Yang, 12, left, and Gallo Patel, 11, kept their costumes in top shape after taking the fifth annual Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

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Actors with the Empire City Garrison amp up the crowd of plungers at the Town of North Hempstead's ninth annual Polar Plunge in Port Washington on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

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Storm Troopers arrived in force for the 11th annual North Hempstead Beach Park Polar Plunge in Port Washington on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics New York.

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Leslie Anderson, 47, left, and Emma McGrattan, 46, both of East Patchogue, get ready to represent Team Iceholes at Hempstead Harbor in Port Washington on March 1, 2014, for the Town of North Hempstead Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York.

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Frank Ozol, left, and Jack Sullivan, chairmen of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, wear tuxedos for the group's 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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Members of the Polar Sharks pose before jumping into the water at the fifth annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Bear Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

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Gil Ziff, 76, of Shelter Island uses his oven mitt lobster "claws" to keep warm at the fifth annual Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. All proceeds were to benefit the Shelter Island Public Library.

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Whitney Browne of Brooklyn decided to plunge in nothing but a swimsuit, cape and top hat for the fifth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. All proceeds were to benefit the Shelter Island Public Library.

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Participants gears up at the starting line for the fifth annual Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. All proceeds were to benefit the Shelter Island Public Library.

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Southampton resident Kevin Meyers, who dressed as the official polar bear mascot of the 11th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Coopers Beach in Southampton on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, took the plunge in full costume.

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Matt Badger of Rhode Island came down to Shelter Island dressed as a hot dog for the fifth annual Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge at Crescent Beach on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

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From left, Maria Kontonicolas, 44, of Bellerose, Marsha Milan, 38, of the Bronx, and Mabel Castro, 37, of Bellerose came dressed as snowwomen for the fifth annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 22, 2014. All proceeds were to benefit Special Olympics New York. Earlier, the trio took part in the Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4 Mile Run/Walk in East Meadow.

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Parents and troop leaders of Girl Scout Troop 248 in Miller Place raised $2,300 to benefit Special Olympics New York by taking part in the Town of Brookhaven's fourth annual Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

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Friends of the Shelter Island Library board member Chris Carey dresses up as an American Indian every year for the library's annual Turkey Plunge. He's seen here with Kathleen Carey and Caitlin Hanypsiak on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

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Greg Senken, 58, of Shelter Island put old Halloween decorations to good use, wearing a pumpkin for the fifth annual Shelter Island Library Turkey plunge on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. But he didn't wear it in the water: "It runs on batteries, that would be a bad idea," Senken said.

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