Five videos from last year's Vancouver Polar Bear Swim

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      At 2:30 p.m. today, more than 2,000 people will sprint into English Bay for the 96th annual Vancouver Polar Bear Swim.

      Hundreds more will show up in White Rock, where registration begins at 11 a.m. for the 46th annual New Year's Day swim. 

      Then at noon, they'll jump into the water at the white rock just east of White Rock Pier.

      But it won't just be courageous, underdressed athletes on hand. These events also plenty of videographers.

      In advance of today's swims, check some of the films created from last year's Vancouver Polar Bear Swim.

      I've included links to the filmmakers' YouTube channels below each one so you can click through to some of their other videos.

      Terry David Silvercloud employs unusual camera angles.
      Gentle music underscores a frigid dip.
      Emily S
      Jazzy music and lots of still images animate this video.
      Susan Lu
      This is billed as the Nearly Naked Vancouver 2015 Polar Bear Swim.
      Percy Lipinski
      Here's a Spanish-language version, supplemented with a tour of the neighbourhood.
      Crystal Spinelli