Polar Bear Plunge 2017 - Gillson Beach - Wilmette, IL

Some crazy guys (including my husband) decided to start the New Year off right with a polar bear plunge into the icy Lake Michigan waters!

We met at Gillson Beach Park (in Wilmette, IL) early in the morning and the guys plunged right in!  That water was co-o-o-o-ld.  Someone said the water temp was 34 degrees.  Brrrrrr.....

Fortunately no one split their head open on a rock or got hypothermia (my fears) and their was hot cocoa afterward, so we'll call it a success.

Check out the video clips at the end (thank you to my 8 year old daughter for videoing!)

Happy New Year!