Kingsport Aquatic Center to hold Polar Plunge Challenge for charity on New Year’s Day


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Kingsport Aquatic Center invites you to take a bone-chilling plunge for charity. 

The aquatic center will host its 3rd annual Polar Plunge Challenge on January 1.

Participants are encouraged to raise money for charity and then take a plunge into KAC’s frigid outdoor pools on New Year’s Day. 

There is no charge to participate, but participants are encouraged to raise or donate at least $50. The goal is to raise $5,000 overall for various charities.

To participate, create a profile on the aquatic center’s GoFundMe charity page and make a donation to a charity or charities.

Basic rules and regulations include:

  • Anyone under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian’s permission
  • No pushing other participants into the water—all participants must enter the water by their own choice (it is not required to submerge your entire body)
  • No dry suits or wetsuits
  • No donations are taken on-site by the KAC staff
  • No “endurance” contests will be permitted—participants must jump in and get out
  • However, yelling is optional

Check-in for the event is at 12:45 p.m. in the KAC lobby on January 1.

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