01/03/2012 12:27 pm ET Updated Jan 03, 2012

Coney Island Polar Bear Club's New Year's Day Swim (PHOTOS)

While many New Yorkers celebrated New Year's Day morning with brunches and various hangover remedies, a group of daring individuals from the Coney Island Polar Bear Club went for an annual, icy swim to ring in 2012.

The nation's oldest winter bathing organization takes a dip into the Atlantic Ocean every Sunday from November to April, but no membership was required for the special New Year's Day event.

Check out the awesome photos below: