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An 80% chance of snow and freezing 13-mile-per-hour winds won’t deter Bronx Polar Bears Saturday from plunging into Long Island Sound’s chilly depths for a Valentine’s swim.
Dozens of swimmers are expected to eschew gloomy forecasts in order to don bathing suits for a dive just off Orchard Beach for the Polar Bear Club’s annual fitness plunge.
“We are very committed,” said Liga Freimane, among nearly 30 people expected to dive. “If it snows, all the better.”