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The art of the Plunge

Polar Plungers from MSCTC Dawna Harmon, Katie Holmstrom and Amanda Aanerud (above) pump up the crowd before jumping into Detroit Lake Saturday.1 / 9
The first group of Polar Plungers soak in the warm water of a hot tub (above) before jumping into the icy water of Detroit Lake Saturday afternoon.2 / 9
Exchange student Nia Rahardja of Indonesia hugs Heather Kivi of the Breakfast Rotary Club after the two took the Polar Plunge together Saturday (left).3 / 9
Heather Kivi (right) takes a breath after jumping into the icy water of Detroit Lake during Saturday's Polar Plunge.4 / 9
The Ice Princess, Bridget Bergen, (left) tossed ice cubes to the crowd before her Polar Plunge into Detroit Lake Saturday. This was Bridget's third Polar Plunge, and according to her mother, she's already looking forward to next year's.5 / 9
Miss Polar Fest 2009, Nancy Stenger (left) pushes her brother, Jim Stenger, into the frigid waters of Little Detroit Lake Saturday afternoon during the annual Polar Plunge.6 / 9
Perennial Polar Plunger the viking (above) tests the water of Detroit Lakes before taking his plunge.7 / 9
Boy's and Girl's Club board member Matt Johnson performs a flip into Detroit Lake during the Polar Plunge.8 / 9
Three members of the sweethearts (above) hit the cold water of Detroit Lake during Saturday's Polar Plunge. The group took third place in the group category at the plunge.9 / 9