Polar Bear Plunge

At the beginning of 2019, hundreds of brave souls took part in Milwaukee's annual Polar Bear Plunge. Discuss if you would have the adventurous spirit to do a polar plunge into icy water. Why or why not?


I think I would jump into freezing water after I turn eighteen years old. I would not do this at my age right now. Why? I don't want to be in freezing, cold, and dirty Lake Michigan water. Even though Milwaukee is my home town, I still may not do the annual Polar Bear Plunge when I get older, though. I would never go swimming in it in the winter. I think my spirit for this is shrinking. I know that this takes a lot of courage to do so.
— Grace M - St. John's Lutheran School | WAUWATOSA, WI

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