Tag archives: Montecito Polar Bears

Montecito Polar Bears Swim NY2019
By Joanne Calitri   |   January 10, 2019

The annual Polar Bears Swim in Montecito was held New Year’s Day 2019 at Butterfly Beach on a gloriously sunny day, high tide, with ocean waters at 57 degrees Fahrenheit matching the daily highs of 60 degrees, and a wind-chill on shore making it feel like 32. Holding her place as the longest ranking active […]

Montecito Polar Bear Swimmers Return
By Joanne Calitri   |   January 11, 2018

The first day of 2018 found Montecito with a bright-blue and sun-filled morning sky, balmy with a breeze at 72 degrees, thanks to our brave firefighters who abated the Thomas Fire to 92 percent containment. It also heralded the reunion of the Miramar Beach Club’s Annual Polar Bear Swimmers, who met at Butterfly Beach down […]