Left: The Venice Penguin Swim Club’s annual New Year’s Dive took place at noon on Tuesday, January 1, at the Breakwater in Venice. Hundreds of happy participants took part on a crystal clear day with dolphins swimming through the area. Top Right: Julian Myers, 89, (in t-shirt) of Marina del Rey, is greeted by his friend Gene Meyers after taking part in the swim for the ninth time. Myers ran three miles before swimming. Bottom Right: Santa Monica City Councilmember Richard Bloom, with wife Robbie and their sons, Zac and Emmett, both of whom took part in the yearly swim. photos by Margaret Molloy
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