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Photos: The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim over the years

December 31, 2013

The annual chilly dip in English Bay on New Year’s is an enduring tradition, as seen in these photos from the 1930s to 2013. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Polar Bear Swim enthusiasts get ready for a cool dip to begin 2014

December 30, 2013

In a tradition dating back to the Roaring Twenties, thousands of swimmers are expected to plunge into icy water at English Bay Wednesday to mark the new year. The term ‘roaring’ is fitting, given the guttural cries participants from around the world have howled for the past 94 years during Vancouver’s annual Polar Bear Swim. [...]

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1,000 dolphins swim beside ferry off Gulf Islands

November 2, 2013
1,000 dolphins swim beside ferry off Gulf Islands

Passengers aboard a BC Ferries vessel were treated to a rare sight on Friday, as a pod of about 1,000 Pacific white-sided dolphins swam next to the boat for several minutes. CBC | British Columbia News

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Canada’s Ryan Cochrane wins silver at swim worlds

August 4, 2013
Canada’s Ryan Cochrane wins silver at swim worlds

Victoria’s Ryan Cochrane swam to a silver medal in the men’s 1,500 metre race at the world swimming championships on Sunday. It’s the sixth career medal at the worlds for Cochrane, which surpasses Brent Hayden for most all-time among Canadians. CBC | British Columbia News

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Cougar’s fast swim caught on camera by B.C. fishing party

July 25, 2013
Cougar’s fast swim caught on camera by B.C. fishing party

A fishing party had a close encounter with a cougar that went for a swim near Tahsis, B.C., and the video of the swim has since created a sensation on YouTube. CBC | British Columbia News

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