Every New Year's Day, the Boothbay Region community gather at Murray's Boat Launch to plunge into the ocean! Many brave souls plunge into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean at Murray Hill in East Boothbay. By donating or signing up to take the plunge, you are helping the Aquatics Department. Donations support swim lesson and swim team scholarships, safety equipment purchases, and new classes or programs.

22nd Annual Penguin Plunge on January 1st

The plunge will take place at 11am on January 1st at Murray Hill in East Boothbay. Registration and pledge forms will be available at the Y’s Membership Desk and online at beginning December 1st, There are three participation options: pay a $25 registration fee and plunge, pay a $25 registration and make a donation and plunge, or collect money in pledges and don’t plunge!

Participants can register at Murray Hill on the morning of the event as well. 

The Boothbay Region YMCA is thankful for the Knickerbocker Group, Whales Tale Restaurant and Southport’s “Little Dippers” for their sponsorship and support of the Penguin Plunge, and 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

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