2018 Barton Springs Polar Bear Splash

photo by David Brendan Hall, posted Jan. 2, 2018. #1 of 30 photos.

Despite freezing temperatures New Year’s Day morning, hundreds descended on Barton Springs Pool for the 38th Annual Polar Bear Splash. Since the water’s temperature hovers at a constant 68 degrees, taking the plunge into the pool was actually the warmer option.


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