A record-breaking 120 Penguin Plunge participants braved the coldest conditions to-date for the annual Penguin Plunge. The air temperature was 36F degrees (with a wind chill of 27F degrees) and the water temperature was recorded at 58.6F degrees. Participants made charitable donations totaling $2100 to support the Taylor Hyman Foundation. Taylor came to this year’s Penguin Plunge and provided encouragement for the participants while her husband, Sonny Hyman, joined in with a chilly plunge into the Atlantic Ocean.
2009 Penguin Plunge Charity
Taylor Hyman Foundation
Thanks to all the generous participants and spectators who made our 6th Annual Penguin Plunge a record-breaking event!! Thanks to Debbie Philyaw and to Heather and Jerry Sink for assisting with registration.
Extra kudos for the sponsorship provided by Sports Center and for Heather Sink’s wonderful t-shirt design.
Thanks also to the media for their awesome coverage and to the Atlantic Beach Fire and Rescue Squad for standing by during our Penguin Plunge!!