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An 80% chance of snow and freezing 13-mile-per-hour winds wonâ€™t deter Bronx Polar Bears Saturday from plunging into Long Island Soundâ€™s chilly depths for a Valentineâ€™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 Clubâ€™s annual fitness plunge.
â€œWe are very committed,â€ said Liga Freimane, among nearly 30 people expected to dive. â€œIf it snows, all the better.â€