On Tuesday, they got together at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, to take a New Year’s Day plunge into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Believe it or not, it’s become a yearly tradition.
":It’s just something radical to do.": Said Carol Metz, one of the frozen swimmers. ":My mom’s birthday is January first. My cousin has been diagnosed with lung cancer and I just wanted to do something powerful.":
The water temperature was reportedly about forty degrees when all those folks jumped right in.