Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge

Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge

The 114th Annual Coney Island Polar Bear New Years Day Plunge.

THERE IS NO FEE FOR SWIMMERS OR OBSERVERS BUT YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO SWIM. We encourage all participants to make a voluntary donation to our partner Camp Sunshine

The plunge starts at 1pm and we recommend that participants arrive no later than 12 noon for registration!

Participants can avoid long lines on New Year’s Day by registering online as soon as possible and making a minimum $40 donation to trigger express registration and entry into the earliest PLUNGE wave. For online registration with donation – please go to this link:

Post Dip Celebration at the Coney Island Brewing Company & Peggy O’Neill’s Bar! Special edition pint glass to all participants who raise over $100 courtesy of Coney Island Brewery. $2 Will Be Donated To Camp Sunshine For Every Coney Island Beer Sold.

Free admission to the NY Aquarium to all registered attendees with a wristband.

Deno’s Wonder Wheel will be open on New Year’s Day, weather permitting. Take a ride for $5.00 and half of that will benefit Camp Sunshine.

Register today and you could be entered to win a 3 day 2 night trip for two to Iceland !!! Drawing to be held at the Steeplechase Beer Garden after the plunge. Official Rules and Regulations.

Raise $100 and receive a special limited edition PLUNGE pint glass courtesy of our friends at Coney Island Brewing. Pick-up your glass at the Brewery and $2 Will Be Donated To Camp Sunshine For Every Coney Island Beer Sold!

Camp Sunshine is pleased to herald in the New Year with the 2018 Coney Island Polar Dip. We believe that together we can send many more children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to our one-of-a-kind retreat in Casco, Maine.

With the strength of an event such as the 2018 Coney Island Polar Dip and the resources of Camp Sunshine, it is our goal to raise in excess of $80,000.00 in 2018. That is enough to send 32 New York families to Camp Sunshine.

Bring warm clothes, surf boots or old sneakers, towels, and cameras! The NYC Parks department provides changing facilities on the Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue.

You must be at least 18 years old to register online. For individuals under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian at the event to register.