Have you ever wondered what it’s like to jump into a freezing cold lake in the middle of winter? That’s exactly what individuals found out at this year’s Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 2.
Several brave individuals took the plunge into O.J. Watson Park’s 45 degree lake. A little warmer than last year's lake temperature of 36 degrees. But still cold enough to make participants run for warmth after taking the plunge.
The Polar Plunge is a yearly fundraiser that raises money for the Special Olympics.
At 12 p.m., groups of superheroes, beauty queens, ninja turles, and firemen in short jean shorts took turns jumping into the freezing lake.
One by one, each group was instructed to take the “Polar Plunge” dive and completely submerge themselves in the ice cold water… a perfect recipe for hypothermia.
The benefit also included a silent auction, 1-mile run, and an area where “warm” food and beverages were provided for the chilled participants.