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PHOTOS: New Year’s Day Plunge for Kids Draws Hundreds to Frigid Sound

Noon on New Year’s Day marked the moment, as hundreds turned out for an icy dip in Long Island Sound. Though this year’s Plunge for Kids was unofficial, news of the event spread successfully through word of mouth. Cars streamed into the parking lot at Greenwich Point around 11:30am, and the “plungers” and spectators, including dozens of dogs, drew into a tighter crowd at the water’s edge. Under clear blue sky, with the air hovering around 30°F, the final minutes were spent on some brisk jumping jacks. The countdown was led by a hardy bunch of Greenwich Academy and Brunswick alumni, and, precisely at noon, the fearless crowd, some wearing hats and sunglasses with their bathing suits, dashed over the sand and charged into the icy waters. Continue Reading →

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