Tybee Island to Host 12th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day, Attendees Will Attempt New World Record
WHAT: 12th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge. This popular annual event features an invigorating New Year’s Day dip in the Atlantic Ocean off Tybee Island, Ga. This year, all registrants get to participate in a Guinness World Records® Official Attempt to break the record for the “Largest Gathering of People Wearing Swim Caps,” previously set in Japan last July. Participants are invited to wear crazy costumes or funny hats as they jump into the waves. All event proceeds benefit the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater on Tybee Island. Participants will receive a 2012 Polar Plunge t-shirt and swim cap with registration. Event sponsors include Savannah Morning News, Tybee Island Tourism Council, WRHQ, WJCL/Fox 28, Kool Coatings, Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals, Fannies on the Beach and Marlin Monroe’s.
WHEN: Sunday, January 1, 2012
Guinness World Records® official attempt at 11:45 a.m.
Tybee Polar Plunge at noon
WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion
Tybrisa St. and Strand Ave.
Tybee Island, Georgia
MORE INFO: Visit www.tybeepolarplunge.com or call 912-663-1099
NOTE: Advance registration and/or pick-up of swim cap and t-shirt is available on Saturday, December 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tybrisa Roundabout. On New Year’s Day, the registration table will be open in front of the pier from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
COST: $25 per person