[Originally posted in 2018] SOUTH BOSTON — The air temperature was about 1 degree above zero when 200 people plunged into Boston Harbor at M Street Beach in South Boston for the annual L Street Brownies New Year’s Day polar swim. Water temperature was 44 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The Jan. 1st swim, one of the country’s oldest such charity events, has been held annually for 115 years. In 2017, about 500…

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SOUTH BOSTON — Some 600 swimsuit wearing souls took the annual Polar Plunge into the water off of M Street Beach in South Boston for the annual L Street Brownies New Year’s Day polar swim. It is one country’s oldest such charity plunges going on for more than 116 years. With air temperatures topping 50 degrees, the plungers faced a significantly different challenge than last year when the air temperature was just 1 degree above…

by billbrettboston

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