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My First Experience in a Polar Bear Plunge

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Saturday, February 23rd, 6:00 AM.  I was thinking back to the day I registered for the plunge.  Over a month has passed.  I met my goal for donations, posted about it on Facebook, and spoke to family and friends about it.  I cleared my schedule for the day.  I had done everything to prepare, except for actual preparation.  Later that day, I was going to willingly walk into the Atlantic Ocean as a participant in NJ’s Annual Polar Bear Plunge to support NJ Special Olympics, and I had no idea what to expect, what to wear before, what to wear after, or what to bring.
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