On Saturday, December 28, dip your toes, take a plunge or go for a 300-yard or 500-yard buoy swim in the great Pacific, then warm up in the heated Beach House pool. Celebrate this annual tradition with friends and family while enjoying the pool and poolside activities including snacks, warm beverages, and photos with our mascot, Pat the Polar Bear.

The pool opens at 9 a.m., then head to the beach where you can run through the snowflake arch on the way to your plunge. At 9:20 a.m., it’s the Kids Polar Plunge followed by the Adults Polar Plunge at 9:30 a.m. The 300-yard swim will follow at 9:40 a.m. and the 500-yard buoy swim at 9:50 a.m. The pool will be open until 1 p.m.

New this year – all Polar Bears are invited to participate in our Hygiene Kit project with West Coast Care. Bring items such as new socks, toothbrushes and travel-sized toothpaste to support people in our community. No matter how small or large your donation, the impact it has on the life of an individual is remarkable. Those donating will be entered into a drawing for one of five complimentary pool passes.

Admission will be charged for polar bears entering the pool deck to visit, soak or swim in the heated pool, take a hot shower and munch on the tasty snacks provided. Pool Admission: $10/Adults, $5/Senior Adults 60+, $4/Youth 1-17. Register https://apm.activecommunities.com/santamonicarecreation/Activity_Search/74936 for the third annual Polar Bear Swim.

Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402. Parking is $3 per hour or $8 per day. For more information visit annenbergbeachhouse.com or call 310-458-4904. The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability-related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is operated by the City of Santa Monica. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the direction of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Miranda Iglesias, Public Information Coordinator

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