Polar Bear XXXI

"Smith did not wish tribute, nor song, or monuments or poems of courage and valor.
His wish was simple. 'Remember us' he said.
That was his hope, should any free soul come across that beach,
in all the countless centuries yet to be.
'May all our voices whisper, to you from the ageless shore,
go tell the world, that here by Scum Beach law, we swam."

Duty. Glory. Honor.

Schedule for the 2018 Polar Bear Weekend:

Friday February 16th

7:00PM: Polar Bear Warm-up, The Stand, 196 S Montowese St, Branford

Saturday February 17th

9:00AM: Eel Pot Happy Hour and Awards. Previous honorees and MVPs are encouraged to attend the ceremony. No shuttle service to/from.

11:00AM: Party begins and the bus starts picking partygoers up from the Holiday Inn. To get to the house, you must use the shuttle from the hotel!

11:00AM-3:00PM: Party at Watson's. Be sure to bring your bathing suit and dress for an outdoor party. We are looking for $30 a person to cover the necessities (beer, food, toilet, heat, tent, shuttle, DJ, etc)

Polar Bear 31 Swim. Shooting for a 3:30 swim. High Tide is 2:09PM, so it's going to be deep!

4:30PM-5:30PM Hot Tub Holiday Party: Shuttle will bring us back to the Holiday Inn to hit the hot tub, terrorize some tourists and get sparkly clean for the evening's activities

SAT NIGHT (6:00pm - ??): 9 East Hibachi Scorpion Bowls, Sushi, repeat OR GW Carson's Burgers, Beers, repeat (they're next to each other)

Sunday February 18th


11:30AM: Lunch and the weekend recap at Tommy Sullivan's, 240 N Main St, Branford


  • No one drives home. I ask that any out-of-towners have a hotel room or designated driver. If you live in Branford we’ll get you home.
  • No smoking, inside or out
  • Have fun and be safe!

For hotel reservations go to the Links page. Any problems please email: Ryan or Joe