National Geographic : 1994 Jul
Brave, batty, or both? Every day of the year L Street Brownies take a dip in Dor chester Bay. Named for their deep summer tans, the Brownies are best known for swimming in the dead of winter and enduring bitter temperatures, ice cuts, and a fainting spell or two. "I can't explain it," explains shower-splashed Al Binari, "it just feels good. But my family thinks I'm cuckoo."