Marshfield: Intrepid swimmers start new year on “refreshing” note

Some people’s idea of starting the New Year on a refreshing note includes a refreshing dip in the frigid ocean waters off Rexhame Beach. Elks clubs from throughout the South Shore put the event today on hoping to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

“It was freezing!” one girl from Norwell proclaimed. “It was fun but very cold. It’s a new year, new beginning! It’s been on our bucket list for a while.”

The event raised $7,500 last year. The Wounded Warrior Project works to help returning service members transition to everyday life.

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Swimmers take a dip in the water off Rexhame Beach to get 2014 started Photo by Ed Perry

Swimmers take a dip in the water off Rexhame Beach to get 2014 started
Photo by Ed Perry


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Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.