Polar Plunge in Nederland, Colorado 2015

Zeb and Eider Duck are in Nederland, Colorado for Frozen Dead Guy Days.   Yesterday we showed you the parade.   After the parade, we went to Chipeta Park

Welcome to Chipeta Park.   The Polar Plunge takes place in the pond behind the park

Welcome to Chipeta Park. The Polar Plunge takes place in the pond behind the park

for the Polar Plunge.   That reservoir is frozen.  The human plungers wear costumes for this event.   Here is a grandpa look alike ready to take the plunge.

In costume for Frozen Dead Guy Days

In costume for Frozen Dead Guy Days

These humans are also waiting for their turn to jump into the icy water.

These humans will take the polar plunge.

These humans will take the polar plunge.

A large rectangle has been cut through the pond and the ice removed.   The humans will jump into this icy water.   The fire department water rescue men are in the water to help if there is a problem.

Ready for the jumpers

One jumper with the rescue team

You can see that being ready to rescue humans can be a very wet job.

Big splash

Big splash

These two humans are dressed as bacon and eggs.

Bacon and eggs costume

Bacon and eggs costume

They are scrambling as they jump into the icy water.   Behind the water, you can see the warming tent for the human participants.    This is a great way to enter the cold water.

Great presentation

Great presentation

This really looks cold.

Brrr

Brrr

But these two scientists checked and didn’t think the water was cold enough.

Scientists or crazy?

Scientists or crazy?

They are adding more ice to the pond.  And now they are in the water.

They are in the icy water

They are in the icy water

This is like swimming, but bikinis in icy water?

Bikini bottoms

Bikini bottoms

We ducks did not go into this cold water.   We like warmer water.   Keep reading our blog to see more of the fun at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado.

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