Peoria residents are gearing up for a thrilling start to the new year with the 15th Annual Winter Water Safety Day and Polar Plunge. This much-anticipated event is set to take place on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Sunrise Pool, located at 21321 N. 86th Dr.

The Polar Plunge, a highlight of the event, invites the bravest souls to swim across the unheated pool, where water temperatures are expected to hover in the upper 40s. Those who complete this chilly challenge will be rewarded with a complimentary t-shirt, commemorating their frosty feat.
This event is more than just a test of endurance; it’s a celebration of community and a commitment to safety. Winter Water Safety Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of being safe around water, even during the colder months.

Participation in the event is free of charge, making it accessible to all who wish to join in the fun or cheer on the participants.

Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of local children. With a donation of just $28, you can sponsor a swim lesson for a child this summer, fostering skills that are not only fun but potentially life-saving.

To take part in the Polar Plunge or to contribute to this cause, prospective participants and donors are encouraged to register. Whether you’re plunging into the pool or supporting from the sidelines, your involvement will help make this event a splashing success.

Come and be a part of this unique community event, where fun, bravery, and a commitment to water safety come together.

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