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Sat, Mar 09


South Portland

International Women's Day Celebration & Ocean Dip

Join us for our 4th Annual International Women's Day Celebration & Ocean Dip!

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International Women's Day Celebration & Ocean Dip
International Women's Day Celebration & Ocean Dip

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

South Portland, Willard Beach, South Portland, ME 04106, USA

About the event


We hate to make changes because we know not everyone can’t pivot, BUT the safety of all involved is our first concern! Conditions of high winds are dangerous for coldwater swims, not to mention those conditions are zero fun, and Sunday was calling for 30+mph winds and sheets of rain.

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world. Groups come together worldwide to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias, and take action for women's equality!

The Two Maine Mermaids signature International Women’s Day Celebration & Ocean Dip, is an event where we gather to celebrate women for their strength, magic, love and capacity. We join communities, extend hands to all, and together we walk boldly into the icy ocean for a massive cold water dip! Stepping into the ocean we meet adversity with laughter, difficulty with support, and stress with play.

This event is not just for folks who identify as women and we welcome anyone who is comfortable centering the experiences of women.

IWD is one of our favorite dips and by far the largest. This year, to make a bold statement of support for women, we have a lofty goal - to cover Willard Beach end to end with Dippers! Together we want to cover 2,100 feet of beach and walk hand in hand into the water. We’ll need at least 381 folks to join us for this event! So invite a friend, neighbor, cousin, and coworker!

Let’s do this!


Date: SATURDAY, March 9th

Gather: 12:00 pm

Dip: 12:30 pm

Here are a few polar dip tips:

  • Bring a towel, protective water footwear, and a hot drink to sip on after your dip
  • Wear warm layers that you can get on and off easily
  • Bring an extra towel or blanket to lay out your layers before you get in the water for easy changing post dip
  • Find more info on our website or on Instagram

Thank you to our Lead Sponsors Katie Brooke and Jes Wallimann of Vitalius Real Estate Group. Without their support we couldn't make this happen, so please consider these two gals if you're considering buying or selling!

Thank you to our additional sponsors!!

Bodies of Water, BCST

Saltwater Mountain Co.

GoGo Refill


Mad Gab's

Cedar Grove Sauna


Can't make it to this dip, but want to stay in the loop? Sign-up for our email list and follow us on Instagram!


  • I'm Dipping!

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  • Dip Tip!! IWD Supporter

    Choose this ticket if you'd like to register for the event (as a dipper or shore support) and "tip" the event organizers. Thank you for your support!

    Pay what you want
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  • I'm going to be Shore Support!

    choose this ticket if you're planning to stay dry, but want to show your support for the event!

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