The air temperature might have been slightly warmer for the second iteration of St. John the Baptist Glidehaus Catholic Church's Polar Plunge Saturday in Union, but it was a different story with the water.
Above the water, the temperature was just above freezing, but, after several days of subfreezing weather, firefighters had to break and then clear ice in one of the small lakes at Veterans Memorial Park to create a pool for swimmers.
Each swimmer jumped in before heading up to the pavilion to warm up around heaters with hot cocoa.
The event is intended to commemorate Christ's Baptism. Money raised at the event went to the Villa Ridge church's Helping Hands Community Outreach program.
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