Brooklyn residents take a dip in Coney Island

BROOKLYN - Some brave Brooklyn residents took the plunge and got into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean yesterday.

Members of the Coney Island Polar Bears and their friends sprinted into the ocean. The annual event takes place every winter.

Participants say the 34-degree water felt invigorating. Many say endorphins from their excitement distracted them from the temperatures.

"After a swim I feel like a new person, no pain, no problems," said Lina Oleynikova. "Everything is gone and left in the cold water."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
Police say they're investigating after a body was 2 Police: Man found dead inside vehicle
Police are searching for the suspect who they 3 Police search for suspect in string of burglaries
One person was injured and traffic was backed 4 1 injured in fiery crash along BQE near Union Street and Hamilton Ave.
Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered Saturday for the 5 New Yorkers get spicy at 5th annual Hot Sauce Expo

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.