Yesterday was the plunge and it was a success. I and 26 other people donned outfits to look (some more than others) like Mr. Six.
All in all, there were 353 participants at the Lake Bluff location and a total of over $93,000 was raised at just our site.
Here are some pictures (courtesy of midwestcoastermadness.com)
Pic 5 (I'm third from the left in the front row)
Pic 6 *** Edited 3/7/2005 4:51:39 AM UTC by redman822***
So how long did you actually stay in the water and was it hard to breathe while in it? :)
Water temp can't be any more than just above freezing.
I stayed in for a couple minutes, I guess. There were EMT's in dry suits making sure we didn't go too far out that were about 70 feet from shore. I went all the way out to them and back.
As for the breathing, I was fine, except when the "boys" got hit with the icy cold water for the first time. That did take my breath away for a moment and my knees buckled. ;) And once we got out, it felt warm...after being in the cold water, the warmer air felt good. (Water tranfers temperature more efficiently then air.)
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