Polar bear swim rings in new year

The Williams Lake Rustlers hosted their annual polar bear swim New Year's Day at Williams Lake.

Sydney Redpath, Catherine Getz and Kelsey Getz (back from left) stand on the chilly ice awaiting their turn while Goel Rauch and Darcy Sepkowski take the plunge New Year’s Day at the Williams Lake Rustlers Annual Polar Bear Swim.

Close to 100 swimmers leapt in the chilly water of Williams Lake, while many more watched from the relative warmth of the shore.

The event is a fundraiser for youth rugby in Williams Lake, and funds raised from the event go toward helping local athletes who go on to play rugby provincially and nationally.

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