Shawn Jackson and his daughter, Sarah, 10, cover up in towels before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Shawn Jackson and his daughter, Sarah, 10, cover up in towels before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Juneau Polar Bear Dip 2019

Dipping into the new year.

  • By Michael Penn Juneau Empire
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:27pm
  • Photography

Juneau residents participate in the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip at the Auke Bay Recreation Area on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life to see more photos.


Juneau residents take to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents take to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents take to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents take to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents take to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents take to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents return from the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents return from the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Teri Rasmussen sports a troll hat to fend off the rain before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Teri Rasmussen sports a troll hat to fend off the rain before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents prepare themselves for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip at Auke Bay Recreation Area on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents prepare themselves for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip at Auke Bay Recreation Area on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cindy Tuckwood, right, huttles behind a towel with her daughter Skylar, 14, and friend Mila Hardgrave, 12, before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cindy Tuckwood, right, huttles behind a towel with her daughter Skylar, 14, and friend Mila Hardgrave, 12, before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Marvin Pena poses for a picture before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Marvin Pena poses for a picture before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

George Kuhar takes a enthusiastic plunge into the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

George Kuhar takes a enthusiastic plunge into the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

U.S. Coast Guard members John Dale, left, Chris Coutu, center, and Marvin Pena pose for a picture before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

U.S. Coast Guard members John Dale, left, Chris Coutu, center, and Marvin Pena pose for a picture before taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

U.S. Coast Guard members John Dale, left, Chris Coutu, center, and Marvin Pena caught their breath after taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

U.S. Coast Guard members John Dale, left, Chris Coutu, center, and Marvin Pena caught their breath after taking to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Christopher McGee photographs his wife, Damaras, as she returns from the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Christopher McGee photographs his wife, Damaras, as she returns from the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents take to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau residents take to the frigid waters at Auke Bay Recreation Area for the annual Juneau Polar Bear Dip on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Nearly 200 people took the plunge to start off the new year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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