Braving the cold to take part in the 33rd Annual Polar Bear Jump (17 images)

Over 400 hardy participants joined in the 33rd annual Polar Bear Jump on January 1, 2017, in Olalla, Washington, an annual New Year's Day Tradition that involves jumping into the frigid waters of Burley Lagoon.
Updated: Jan. 1, 2017 at 7:46 PM
Cara Bowen, left, Stephanie Yoder, center, and Katie Yoder, talk to anoeafter jumping off the bridge into the Burley Lagoon during the 33rd annual Polar Bear on January 1, 2017 in Olalla, Washington. Over 400 hardy participants joined in on the annual New Year's Day Tradition by jumping into the chilly lagoon waters during the Polar Bear Plunge. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
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Don Lynch wears a Donald Trump mask before jumping off the bridge into the Burley Lagoon during the 33rd annual Polar Bear on January 1, 2017 in Olalla, Washington. Over 400 hardy participants joined in on the annual New Year's Day Tradition by jumping into the chilly lagoon waters during the Polar Bear Plunge. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
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Donna McParland hugs Rick Hansen while coming ashore after jumping off the bridge into the Burley Lagoon during the 33rd annual Polar Bear on January 1, 2017 in Olalla, Washington. Over 400 hardy participants joined in on the annual New Year's Day Tradition by jumping into the chilly lagoon waters during the Polar Bear Plunge. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
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Amy Meyer raises her arms while departing the water after jumping off the bridge into the Burley Lagoon during the 33rd annual Polar Bear on January 1, 2017 in Olalla, Washington. Over 400 hardy participants joined in on the annual New Year's Day Tradition by jumping into the chilly lagoon waters during the Polar Bear Plunge. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
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Jennifer Mendoza cuddles with her Long-Haired Chihuahua, Ella, while watching friends jump off the bridge into the Burley Lagoon during the 33rd annual Polar Bear on January 1, 2017 in Olalla, Washington. Over 400 hardy participants joined in on the annual New Year's Day Tradition by jumping into the chilly lagoon waters during the Polar Bear Plunge. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
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Haakan Meyer reacts to the cold water after jumping into the Burley Lagoon during the 33rd annual Polar Bear on January 1, 2017 in Olalla, Washington. Over 400 hardy participants joined in on the annual New Year's Day Tradition by jumping into the chilly lagoon waters during the Polar Bear Plunge. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
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Swimmers head to shore after jumping off the bridge into the Burley Lagoon during the 33rd annual Polar Bear on January 1, 2017 in Olalla, Washington. Over 400 hardy participants joined in on the annual New Year's Day Tradition by jumping into the chilly lagoon waters during the Polar Bear Plunge. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
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