Start 2017 with a brisk dip into the Pacific at the Venice Breakwater.
Registration starts at 11 a.m. Everyone in the water by noon. Two swimmers who brave the chilly surf and mark the quickest 400-yard lap around a buoy with be crowned as penguin royalty. Dare to take home the victory and bragging rights or opt for the 100-yard "fun" course.
Everyone who finishes will be rewarded with a certificate, snacks and, best of all, a hot drink.