Well-insulated spectators as well as participants are expected at this Saturday’s Polar Bear Swims in Delta and White Rock.

Make a splash in the new year

Polar Bear Swims in Boundary Bay and at White Rock on Sunday.

Delta and White Rock are getting ready for an annual plunge on New Year’s Day (Sunday).

The 32nd-annual Polar Bear Swim takes place at Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen. Events begin at 11:45 a.m. with family activities and entertainment by stilt walkers.

Registration for swimmers begins at 12 noon. The icy plunge takes place at 1 p.m. Swimmers are out of the water by 1:05 p.m.

There are raffles and prizes for participants.

All of Delta’s municipal recreation centres are offering free swim, skate and weight room workouts on Jan. 1. Food bank donations are appreciated.

Meanwhile, White Rock Lions Club’s Polar Bear Swim takes place at 12 noon at the White Rock on White Rock beach. Registration begins at 10 a.m.