Dive into LDOC’s Annual Polar Bear Swim today!

Happy LDOC! File Elizabeth Wang

What better way is there to celebrate the end of term than gathering on Wreck Beach with hundreds of your classmates and running into the Pacific Ocean? I can’t think of any.

Today — on the last day of classes, known affectionately by its acronym LDOC — the UBC Party Calendar will be hosting its seventh annual UBC Polar Bear Swim.

For many, the swim marks a bucket list moment in their UBC career. Whether you’re in your first year or you seventh, participating in the Swim is surely a thing to remember.

The swim kicks off with a community and environmentally conscious shore clean-up at 2:30 p.m. If you’d rather just dunk yourself in freezing salt water, preparations for the swim begin at 3:30 p.m. Bring your layers of fleece, towels, a warm beverage and some friends and dive in to this iconic UBC tradition.

Happy LDOC and find more out about the event here.