Thinking about starting up a polar-bearing club (busting a hole in the ice and swimming in freezing water, typically New Years day).
Been doing it for years, and after a few previous experiences with fraternity brothers and the changing-room observations and jokes we shared afterward, "Purple Thimble" seems an appropriate name for it.
hey rugbynimbus....i've been reading your other posts...you must go to halouver beach in florida, half way between miami and ft lauderdale, it's great and they have the "straight" side and the "gay" side. hope you and your b/f enjoy!!
Yes, I'd be interested, can you send me more information? Are you ever in So. Fla. If so, Please notify me as to when you will be here. I have a pool house near the beach, it's unheated, so we could practice here. If you would like to touch bases, i'm listed Gary M. Croft.
And you are welcome to stay here. I live in Ft. Lauderdale. Hope to hear about the club and whatsup with you!
I recall a photo of a Fairbanks, AK group pose in the nude a.t -50. I bet the cameraman and everyone there had to plan very carefully for a quick set-up.
We had a group who did the icy water thing in mid-winter, also. I did NOT want to join. A.t the Koponens' Sunday night sauna, I did the cold water dunk after getting really h.ot in the sauna.
Once. Tried rolling in the snow, another game they played. Once. I just can't stand it. It's enough to sit on the bench and watch the steam waft from my skin into the star-studded sky, to feel the skin change from sweaty-slick to dry-firm-cold in about 5 minutes, and walk barefoot in the snow until my feet won't flex anymore, then run back into the sauna where the people are packed in, hip-to-hip, knees to shoulders (next shelf down).
Swimming in freezing water?! My god, how do you guys survive it. Think my balls would freeze off. Or is it just training? Seems you¿re not the only one who likes it. Good luck with starting the group!