The Perfect Plunge

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On a perfect day 106 plungers plunged into Lake DeSmet for the 26th Annual Polar Bear Plunge starting at 1:00 pm, Sunday, January 1, 2013. This 5-photo collage of organizer Rob Forister, who has had lot's of plunging experience, shows off style points on entry, under the water and a smile upon exit from the chilly dip. Scroll down to see more of this popular annual event. These and more photos may soon be viewed in a full screen mode at: http://deerrungraphics.com and videos also with part one at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v... and part II at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u...

On a perfect day 106 plungers plunged into Lake DeSmet for the 26th Annual Polar Bear Plunge starting at 1:00 pm, Sunday, January 1, 2013. This 5-photo collage of organizer Rob Forister, who has had lot's of plunging experience, shows off style points on entry, under the water and a smile upon exit from the chilly dip.
On a perfect day 106 plungers plunged into Lake DeSmet for the 26th Annual Polar Bear Plunge starting at 1:00 pm, Sunday, January 1, 2013. This 5-photo collage of organizer Rob Forister, who has had lot's of plunging experience, shows off style points on entry, under the water and a smile upon exit from the chilly dip.
The 2013 hole being prepared for this years jump
The 2013 hole being prepared for this years jump
Polar Bear Plunger #1 of 106
Polar Bear Plunger #1 of 106
Plunger #2
Plunger #2
The Perfect Plunge
What, just your toe?
What, just your toe?
The Perfect Plunge
Harvey Purcella obviously not working on style points here!
Harvey Purcella obviously not working on style points here!
Before
Before
After
After
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
Get ready for the splash
Get ready for the splash
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
Swimming in a big ocean?
Swimming in a big ocean?
Trace heading for home
Trace heading for home
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
The Perfect Plunge
After several plunges it is time to kick back and have a sip while watching plunger #106
After several plunges it is time to kick back and have a sip while watching plunger #106
#106, the last plunger - Polly Grimshaw tries walking on water but not for long
#106, the last plunger - Polly Grimshaw tries walking on water but not for long
Polly sinking in
Polly sinking in
and now the swim out
and now the swim out
The youngest one present at 3-months old just checking out the action - but as part of the Forister Clan he'll no doubt be a plunger one day
The youngest one present at 3-months old just checking out the action - but as part of the Forister Clan he'll no doubt be a plunger one day
What? Just three out of a possible 4-thumbs up on todays outing? I'd give it a four and now it's time to pull up the ladder for another year
What? Just three out of a possible 4-thumbs up on todays outing? I'd give it a four and now it's time to pull up the ladder for another year
So long ladder - until the 27th Annual Polar Bear Plunge just one year away
So long ladder - until the 27th Annual Polar Bear Plunge just one year away