New Year's Day Polar Bear Splash at Barton Springs Pool

photo by Jana Birchum, posted Jan. 2, 2020. #1 of 24 photos.

Locals took a chilly dip on the first day of 2020 as they leapt into Barton Springs Pool to brace themselves for what the year may bring. The annual tradition isn't quite as extreme as in northern climes, but we salute these "warm-blooded" water-goers nonetheless.

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