You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.



JACKSONPORT — The air temperature was a frigid 2 degrees above zero with a wind-chill more like 10 below when the time came for the 28th annual Jacksonport Polar Bear Club plunge on Wednesday.

After the shock wore off, the 31.6-degree water termperature of Lake Michigan was much warmer than the air.

the estimated 300 swimmers were warned to get dressed immediately after their dip as frost bite would be a threat in just 10 minutes for exposed skin.

There were about 1,000 not-so-brave spectators watching the event.

More on icy plunges in Wisconsin: Browse more chilly dip photos | Browse plunge photos from 2013 | Share your photos | More plunge headlines | More extreme outdoor events

More In

Don't Miss

Join Our Team!

If you are interested in working for an innovative media company, you can learn more by visiting:

Gannett Careers

Wisconsin Day Trips

See all Day Trip Videoes

A new video will be shared in this series every Thursday

Get Published

Report on your outdoor group's news!'s Community Newsroom is a free service provided to clubs, nonprofits, schools, churches, families, scouting groups and civic organizations to publish their news, events and happenings on our website. Wisconsin residents with an interest in the outdoors are invited to write articles that edits and shares with our readers online.

Submit an article today