Ready, Set, Plunge!

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Ready, Set, Plunge!

Kristyna Wentz-Graff

Kristyna Wentz-Graff

Kristyna Wentz-Graff

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The feeling of shock and frigid water pierces your skin as you break through the surface of the water. Coming up for air, the dry winter breeze rushes over your face, and excitement fills your body.

The Polar Plunge is a fun, daring winter activity that many people of all ages participate in. It takes place at Bradford Beach on January 1st – New Year’s day. A few students at St. Robert talk about the thrilling experiences they’ve had in the past, and how this event can be a family tradition.

The polar plunge is an unforgettable, exciting experience. Jillian,  an 8th grader at St. Robert, explains her polar plunge experience as “thrilling but scary.” The polar plunge is an event where many people gather and run into the freezing cold water in the middle of winter. The polar plunge is very scary due to the frigid temperatures. Katie, a student at St. Robert comments on her experience regarding this event by stating, “I was beyond nervous.”

“The amount of people there makes it even more scary,” Katie also explains. While the crowds may be overwhelming, this is also a good thing. There are also tons of people their keeping eyes on everyone that is in the water, ready to help. Molly, another St. Robert student explains, “It makes everyone feel more safe to know that these people are here, in case there are any accidents.” Although this event can be dangerous, it is definitely a fun experience that will go down in the books.

In addition to this experience being really fun, for some this is a family tradition. Katie explains how attending the Polar Plunge is a fun, important tradition for her whole family.  “We go every year, to mainly celebrate the New Year,” Katie continues to explain, “It brings a sense of holiday joy to me.” Jillian also explains how the Polar Plunge is a family tradition for their family, “It offers a fun way to start the New Year instead of just staying home.”

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