Plunge held at Ocean Beach Park

Gavin Miller, right, eight of Windham, races out of the water dressed as the flash during the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Gavin Miller, right, eight of Windham, races out of the water dressed as the flash during the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Gavin Miller, right, eight of Windham, races out of the water dressed as the flash during the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. 

The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants.

Members of the New London County Rugby Football Club, body painted as penguins, race through the water during the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London.  The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Members of the New London County Rugby Football Club, body painted as penguins, race through the water during the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Will Jarrett is the designated towel holder for Williams School classmates participating in the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London.  The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Will Jarrett is the designated towel holder for Williams School classmates participating in the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Dominique Aviles, left, holds hands with her son Xavier Bauza, 8, both of Norwich, before participating in the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London.  The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Dominique Aviles, left, holds hands with her son Xavier Bauza, 8, both of Norwich, before participating in the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Plungers cheer as they exit the water during the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London.  The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Plungers cheer as they exit the water during the Penguin Plunge on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ocean Beach Park in New London. The annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut had over 170 participants. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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