Brooklyn residents take a dip in Coney Island

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

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

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract 2 VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract
VIDEO: Greenwich Fire 3 VIDEO: Fire on Glenville Road in Greenwich
The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win 4 The Buzz: US beats Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC
VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the 5 VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the City address, Part 2

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

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.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE