City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
Public Information Division 221 N. Figueroa St., Suite 710 Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 202-2700 / fax: (213) 202-2716
December 17, 2012 MEDIA CONTACT(S)
Andrea Epstein: (213) 202-2690, or cell, (323) 816-6712
A CHILLY SWIM TO START THE NEW YEAR
Annual Polar Bear Swim at Hansen Dam Aquatic Center
LOS ANGELES - Hansen Dam Aquatic Center will hold its Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. The chilly swim is open to anyone age eight or older.
Swimmers will get a certificate of participation at the free event and will enjoy refreshments and a bonfire that will warm them up after their frosty swim. Everyone is invited to take a plunge they will never forget and have a polar beary good time.
The aquatic center has a 1.5 acre manmade swim lake and is located at 11798 Foothill Blvd., in the Lake View Terrace area of the northeast San Fernando Valley. For more information, call Hansen Dam Aquatic Center at (818) 899-3779.
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For more information about Department of Recreation and Parks events, activities, services, programs, and facilities, go to www.laparks.org, or call 311, or (213) 202-2700.