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How much does it cost to do the Polar Plunge?
Do I have to pay to Plunge? The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event for Special Olympics Minnesota. Each Plunger must raise a minimum of $75 in order to Plunge.
What does the Polar Plunge support?
The Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised by Plungers help Special Olympics Minnesota provide year-round training and services to thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state.
How long is Polar Plunge?
After as little as 5 minutes, the deep muscles in the forearm can drop from about 98.6 degrees to 80.6 degrees. Within thirty minutes, the nerves and muscles nearest to the skin begin to cool, hampering your muscle strength, dexterity, and coordination, says Tipton.
How cold is Polar Plunge water?
Head polar bear in charge, Dennis Thomas, said the water temperatures clocked in at around 45 degrees for the 1:00 p.m. plunge, in which some 3,800 people threw themselves into the frigid ocean.
What is the Polar Plunge Special Olympics?
The Polar Plunge—sometimes held in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Torch Run— is a huge fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics and the athletes. In order to participate, individuals or teams collect pledges from friends, family, and colleagues to lock in their spot!
What do you wear after Polar Plunge?
Wear a loose costume that is easily taken off after your plunge. Bring a warm change of clothes to change into after your plunge that is easy to put on. The last thing you want to deal with when you are cold and wet are clumsy zippers and buttons.
How cold is the water in the Polar Plunge?
How cold is too cold for a Polar Plunge?
It’s especially important that you do not stay in the water longer than two minutes. One of the most common causes of hypothermia is cold-water immersion, particularly in water below 10°C (50°F).
Is a polar dip healthy?
Doctors, however, aren’t so convinced that these plunges are good for you, noting that there is no solid evidence of any physical health benefits associated with swimming in freezing cold water. In fact, they say, the sudden drop in temperature can be dangerous for people with underlying health issues.
Who should not do a Polar Plunge?
Cold water draws heat away from the body approximately 20 times faster than air of equal temperature. Young children, the elderly and those with smaller body types, lower body weight and lower body-fat content are at an even higher risk for hypothermia. Get in, and get out!
Can cold plunge make you sick?
Plunging into frigid water is stressful on the body and can have harmful effects. Hypothermia, mainly. And in rare cases immersion can provoke cardiac arrest, arrhythmia, or respiratory distress, particularly in people with underlying health issues.