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Coney Island Swimmers Enjoy Frigid Snowfall Splash

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Members of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club may still trying to thaw out after their annual New Year's Day dip in the Atlantic Ocean, but some are already coming back for more.

The first snow of 2014 on Friday brought swimmers back to the beach to frolick in the frigid waters, and even make some bikini snow angels.

One swimmer said the group takes a dip every day it snows throughout the winter.

"People always ask me why why and I never had a right answer. First of all, I like it. Second of all, I like it again," said one swimmer.

"I am going right now. The second time is always better than the first," said another swimmer.

The Coney Island Polar Bears have been around for more than a hundred years.

And for the past eight years they've used their New Year's Day plunge to raise money for charity.

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