The dive in event took place at an events center so people can prepare walk out, jump in and then rush back to dry off. Unfortunately since there is no privacy you do have to keep your wet suit on under your clothes. This event was pretty well organized. The hole was between two piers so traffic was one way and they had helpers to take your robe and give back to you at the other end of the hole. About 400 dippers doated $10 to charity to do this. The temperature this year was 26 deg F. The dip my wife did two years ago was at 8 deg. Some years it can be below zero. Off course the water is at 32 deg.
Yes, the sheriff's department was there with two EMT persons standing by.
My sister-in-law (from Midland, MI) and daughter-in-law (Pittsburgh) also dipped in. I'm not so dumb myself. I was the photographer.