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January 09, 2022

4th Annual Polar Bear Swim at the Beach House

Annenberg Community Beach House • 415 Pacific Coast Hwy Santa MonicaCA  90402 Organized by City of Santa Monica
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Sunday, January 9, 2022.


Due to inclement weather forecast for this weekend, the City of Santa Monica’s Polar Bear Swim at the Annenberg Community Beach House is postponed from Sunday, January 2 to Sunday, January 9, 2022.

While online registration for the event is full, registration for the ocean swim portion of the event is not required. Availability of walk-up passes to the pool and pool deck is anticipated the morning of the event, in limited capacity. Please contact the Beach House with any questions at (310) 458-4904 or beach.house@santamonica.gov.

It's time for Santa
Monica's 4th Annual
Polar Bear Swim!
Sunday, January 9, 2022, 9am-12pm

Looking for a bold way to kick off 2022? The 4th almost-annual Polar Bear Swim on Sunday, January 9 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. is a great way to refresh, reset, and have some fun. If you have never been part of a Polar Bear Swim, it’s time to see what you’re missing.

The morning starts with a 9 a.m. check-in at Guest Services before heading to the shoreline in front of the Beach House. The first plunge takes place around 9:15 a.m. starting with the youngest Polar Bears, followed by the rest of the crowd. The most stalwart Polar Bears can take part in the 300-yard swim around a buoy. At this no judgement zone, whether you stick your toes in the ocean, take a quick dip or round the buoy, it’s a great experience that gets the blood pumping and the skin tingling. After the invigorating ocean plunge, warm up in the heated Beach House pool. Gather with friends and family, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and grab a photo with our very own Pat the polar bear mascot.

Pool admission will be charged for Polar Bears and others entering the pool deck to visit, soak, swim in the heated pool, or take a hot shower.

Polar Bears are invited to support the City’s 100 HOMES Initiative , by bringing donations for the kitchen, bathroom or cleaning supplies such as toiletries, sponges, dish or hand soap, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, or other items. 100 HOMES will move 100 individuals currently in temporary shelters in Santa Monica into permanent homes. Most people will be moving in with the clothes on their back, so we are asking the community to help make them feel at home by donating necessary household items. For more info on 100 homes contact humanservices@santamonica.gov . Thank you!

The 2022 Polar Bear Swim is sponsored by Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GRoW @ Annenberg.

In-person registration will be available but may be limited on the day of event. Parking is $3 per hour or $8 per day.

Pool Admission: $10/adult, $5/senior adult age 60+, $4/youth age 1-17.

Regular Pool Rules apply while swimming at this event. Youth under age eight and under four feet must be accompanied by an adult in the pool at all times.

Questions? Please call 310-458-4904, email beach.house@santamonica.gov or visit www.annenbergbeachhouse.com for more information.

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ACBH PH Pool + Pool Deck at Annenberg Community Beach House


January 09, 2022

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Hwy Santa MonicaCA  90402

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