Saturday I jumped into freezing water for Special Olympics, and I can't wait to do it again next year.

Photo - Steven Davis

I was asked by members of The Rockford Police Department to participate in the 2016 Polar Plunge, and man did I have a great time.

I had great friends come out and support me, the water was FREEZING, and the support for an event like this in our community is amazing.

Here are 5 Things I Learned About The Polar Plunge:

 

  • When you see Firefighters chopping ice, you know it's going to be cold
  • No matter how quickly you run and jump into the water, it doesn't make it any warmer
  • Being completely underwater when the water is that cold, takes your breath away
  • Sitting on a school bus afterwards not exactly the best idea, legs cramped up bad
  • When The Rockford Police Department asks you to do something you do it

I can't wait to do this again next year, it is a little insane but how do you not have a blast doing something so crazy.