Some of the 50 swimmers at the first Lake Hawea Community Centre Association polar plunge on Sunday enter the water at the Lake Hawea boat ramp jetty. Organiser Ann-Maree Chatterton said those behind the plunge decided to organise a winter event for the community but had no idea how many would turn up as they only took registrations on the day.

It was a gold coin donation for individual jumpers and $10 per group; funds raised would go to maintenance and promotion of events at the centre, Ms Chatterton said.

Breaking the ice . . . The first three swimmers of around fifty who participated in the Lake Hawea Polar Plunge yesterday were (from left to right) Elizabeth Horrell, of Hawea, Phillipa Horrell, of Sydney, and Tyner Ryder, of Hawea.
No regrets . . . Emerging from the nine degree water at the Lake Hawea boat ramp jetty their polar plunge to raise raise money for Lake Hawea Community Centre Association were (from left to right) Tyner Ryder and Elizabeth Horrell, both of Hawea, and Phillipa Horrell, of Sydney.