Every New Year's Day, the Boothbay Region community gather at Murray's Boat Launch to plunge into the ocean! By donating or signing up to take the plunge, you are helping the aquatics department fund FREE swim lessons to the second grade classrooms in the community.
19th Annual Penguin Plunge on January 1st
Brave souls are invited to plunge into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean at Murray Hill in East Boothbay on New Year’s Day. 2023 marks the 19th Annual Penguin Plunge, which benefits the Boothbay Region YMCA’s free water safety programs. The YMCA provides swimming and water safety instruction to all 2nd grade students in partnership with the schools.
This year, the Penguin Plunge is in recognition of our school principals Shawna Kurr & Trisha Campbell as well as the school nurse, Kate Schwem for their tireless work to make our community a better place by leading the schools and taking care of our students!
The plunge will take place at 11am on January 1st at Murray Hill in East Boothbay. Registration and pledge forms are available now at the Y’s Membership Desk and online at www.boothbayregionymca.org. There are three participation options: pay a $25 registration fee and plunge, collect over $50 in pledges and plunge, or collect over $50 in pledges and don’t plunge!
Participants can register at Murray Hill on the morning of the event as well. All participants will receive something fun to commemorate the event.
The Boothbay Region YMCA is thankful to the Knickerbocker Group for their sponsorship and support of the Penguin Plunge, and to Larry Brown for his volunteer leadership as event co-director alongside the Y’s Aquatics Director, David Washburn.
For more information, contact David Washburn at 633-2855 or email@example.com.