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Plunging into Lake Michigan

Br-r-r. Despite temperatures near zero, hundreds still took the plunge.

By - Jan 2nd, 2018 05:27 pm
2018 Polar Plunge. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

2018 Polar Plunge. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Hundreds of brave — and maybe a little bit crazy — people jumped into Lake Michigan on Monday morning. The New Year’s Day tradition, held locally at Bradford Beach, was not for the faint of heart this year. With temperatures hovering near one degree Fahrenheit, participants climbed over an ice shelf on the water’s edge to take their first swim of 2018. Similar events in Kenosha, Cleveland, OH and Chicago, IL were cancelled on account of the freezing temperatures.

While no official participation list is recorded, attendance was clearly down compared to last year.


One thought on “Photo Gallery: Plunging into Lake Michigan”

  1. Jerry says:

    Looks like about 1000 people bundled up on the beach to see 5 people ‘go jump in the lake’. What a way to start the new year!

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