Winter Starr, 7, and Amber Anderson dive into the icy waters in Oyama Jan. 1, 2021. (Contributed)

Winter Starr, 7, and Amber Anderson dive into the icy waters in Oyama Jan. 1, 2021. (Contributed)

Icy Oyama waters no problem for 7-year-old

Winter Starr welcomed the new year with a polar bear swim

With organized polar bear plunges taking a back seat to the novel coronavirus this year, fewer people have welcomed the new year with a customary frigid swim.

Not so for seven-year-old Winter Starr, however, who went for an icy dip in Oyama and spent eight and a half minutes in the cold water Jan. 1.

Amber Anderson also made the swim. To warm up afterwards, she spent “a good 15 minutes in a hot bath.”

READ MORE: Central Okanagan residents get cold in support of those with disabilities

WATCH: Pickleball hits the ice in Vernon


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
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