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Long Island polar bear plunge rewind: 2011

Were you one of the many who braved LI's icy waters in 2011? 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.

From left to right, Long Beach residents Margarita
Credit: Kaitlynn Mannino

From left to right, Long Beach residents Margarita Tamarit, 37; Vinny Basile, 36; Valerie Sherack, 33; Megan Gonzalez, 9, bottom, attend the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 6, 2011.

Tiffany Scarlato of Sag Harbor is getting ready
Credit: Daniel Gonzalez

Tiffany Scarlato of Sag Harbor is getting ready to drop her mink to prepare for the polar bear plunge as part of the HarborFrost 2011 celebration on Feb. 5, 2011.

A lifeguard watches over the hundreds of participants
Credit: Kaitlynn Mannino

A lifeguard watches over the hundreds of participants who braved the frigid Atlantic Ocean as part of the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 6, 2011.

Long Beach resident Ronni Gilligan, 70, was one
Credit: Kaitlynn Mannino

Long Beach resident Ronni Gilligan, 70, was one of hundreds who braved the frigid Atlantic Ocean as part of the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 11, 2011.

From left, Christopher DeLouise, 25, of Shoreham, Ian
Credit: Kaitlynn Mannino

From left, Christopher DeLouise, 25, of Shoreham, Ian Weygand, 25, of Wading River and Seth Walker, 25, of Port Jefferson, were among the hundreds who braved the frigid Atlantic Ocean as part of the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 6, 2011.

Lifeguards Adam Wiener, 20, left, and Chris Russo,
Credit: Kaitlynn Mannino

Lifeguards Adam Wiener, 20, left, and Chris Russo, 17, both of Long Beach, watched over the hundreds who braved the frigid Atlantic Ocean as part of the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 6, 2011.

A euphoric Linda Davis, 53, gives the thumbs
Credit: Kaitlynn Mannino

A euphoric Linda Davis, 53, gives the thumbs up and yells "I did it!" after braving the frigid Atlantic Ocean as part of the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 6, 2011.

Jennifer Rebman, 24, of South Hempstead was one
Credit: Kaitlynn Mannino

Jennifer Rebman, 24, of South Hempstead was one of hundreds who participated in the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 11, 2011.

Revelers run out of the Atlantic Ocean during
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Revelers run out of the Atlantic Ocean during the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash, Sunday on Feb. 6, 2011.

Time to plunge in! The Long Beach Polar
Credit: Jim Staubitser

Time to plunge in! The Long Beach Polar Bear Club dives into its 12th annual Super Bowl Sunday Polar Bear plunge in Long Beach on Feb. 6, 2011.

Having immersed themselves in the Atlantic Ocean's frigid
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Having immersed themselves in the Atlantic Ocean's frigid waters, participants in the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash emerge, seeking warmth on Feb. 6, 2011.

As the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

As the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash gets underway, thousands of revelers fill the beach at Riverside Avenue, bracing for the cold on Feb. 6, 2011.

Thousands of revelers fill the beach at Riverside
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Thousands of revelers fill the beach at Riverside Avenue for the Long Beach Polar Bear Club's annual Super Bowl Splash on Feb. 6, 2011.

Shannon Boyle, 7, left, and Jolie Boyle, 5,
Credit: Kaitlynn Mannino

Shannon Boyle, 7, left, and Jolie Boyle, 5, both of Long Beach, attend the Polar Bear Club's 12th Annual Sunday Splash in Long Beach on Feb. 6, 2011.

It's a day at the beach, but not
Credit: Jim Staubitser

It's a day at the beach, but not for the fainthearted: The 12th annual Super Bowl Sunday Polar Bear plunge in Long Beach on Feb. 6, 2011.

Members of the Long Island 501st Stormtrooper Legion
Credit: Mike Cusanelli

Members of the Long Island 501st Stormtrooper Legion posed with the NY Special Olympics Polar Plunge mascot at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge in Cedar Beach, Mount Sinai, on Nov. 19, 2011.

Some brave participants take the plunge into the
Credit: Kevin Traynor

Some brave participants take the plunge into the Great South Bay for a good cause during Amityville's Polar Bear event at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach on Feb. 13, 2011.

Plungers head out of the water after jumping
Credit: Mike Cusanelli

Plungers head out of the water after jumping into the Long Island Sound at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York on Nov. 19, 2011.

Dozens take the plunge into the Great South
Credit: Kevin Traynor

Dozens take the plunge into the Great South Bay during Amityville's Polar Bear Plunge at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach on Feb. 13, 2011.

A moment of hesitation came over the scantily
Credit: Kevin Traynor

A moment of hesitation came over the scantily clad swimmers at Amityville's James A. Caples Memorial Park Beach. Then they darted down a runway lined with onlookers. Everyone quickly ran in the water and raced out even faster on Feb. 13, 2011.

Dozens are cheered on by a mascot as
Credit: Kevin Traynor

Dozens are cheered on by a mascot as they take the plunge into the Great South Bay during Amityville's Polar Bear Plunge at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach on Feb. 13, 2011.

Dozens who took the plunge into the Great
Credit: Kevin Traynor

Dozens who took the plunge into the Great South Bay for a good cause during Amityville's Polar Bear Plunge at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach were just as quick to get out of the frigid water on Feb. 13, 2011.

Ice sculptor Dan Bergen of Apple Ice carves
Credit: Mike Cusanelli

Ice sculptor Dan Bergen of Apple Ice carves a Polar Bear for the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York on Nov. 19, 2011.

The Sayville High School Team poses at the
Credit: Mike Cusanelli

The Sayville High School Team poses at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York on Nov. 19, 2011.

The Suffolk County Police Department Pipes and Drums
Credit: Mike Cusanelli

The Suffolk County Police Department Pipes and Drums Emerald Society welcomed plungers onto the beach as they prepared to jump into the Long Island Sound for the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge. All proceeds from the plunge are to benefit Special Olympics New York on Nov. 19, 2011.

The Sachem Polar Bears team poses at the
Credit: Mike Cusanelli

The Sachem Polar Bears team poses at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York on Nov. 19, 2011.

A sign beckons participants to take the plunge
Credit: Kevin Traynor

A sign beckons participants to take the plunge into the Great South Bay during Amityville's Polar Bear event at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach on Feb. 13, 2011.

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