Al'burrr'querque Polar Bear Plunge

Are you a thrill seeker? Do you take on any dare thrown your way? Do you want to provide free swimming lessons to a child in need? Well...we have a perfect way for you to start off the new year right! Take the plunge on January 18th, 2020 into the 50-degree waters of the outdoor slide pool at the West Mesa Aquatic Center. The pool has been specially prepared for your adventure. Have the option to jump into the deeper end, run into the pool on the beach side, or take on the challenge of going down one of the slides! This is a fundraising event for the Shanta Strong Swim fund. All of the event fees will go directly to the ONE Albuquerque Fund to help pay for swimming lesson scholarships. We will donate part of the proceeds to feed the Rio Grande Zoo polar bears and penguins!


This event has already happened.
Jan 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


West mesa Aquatic Center
6705 Fortuna Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121


The doors will open at 10:00 am for all daring participants. Please park in the south parking lot right off Fortuna Road. Enter through the main doors under the red awning. We will accept day of registrations if paying cash or check. 

Refreshments will be provided to include hot cocoa, and other snacks.

The outdoor slide pool has been prepared, cleaned, and returned to swimmable standards comparable to the summer season; the only thing missing is the heat! The outdoor pool will be between 50-55 degrees (depending on the weather). 

T-shirts and towels will be for sale during the event (cash or check only for additional merchandise). 

Dignitaries to kick off the event with the first plunge of the morning at 10:30 am.  

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$30 Take the plunge
$50 Includes special towel

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Josh Herbert