New Year’s Day swims at two local beaches

New Year's Day swims at two local beaches

At White Rock pier, local Rotary clubs and others are planning the 45th annual Polar Bear Swim, which starts at noon. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at

In South Surrey, two local naturist/nudist groups will co-host the ninth annual Polar Bare Plunge on what they call "Nude Year’s Day," Thursday, Jan. 1 at Crescent Rock Beach, starting at 1 p.m.