I'm not a huge fan of swimming in cold weather. But it's definitely more palatable if it's done in the name of a good cause.
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay's (http://www.savetheharbor.org/) mission is to restore and preserve Boston Harbor and Mass Bay for the marine life and humans too.
Cupid Splash (http://www.cupidsplash.org) was a winter/springtime swim-a-thon that raised that raised over $20K to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. The organization's goal for this first year event was $15,000.
Also, the event was sponsored by by great local companies like Harpoon Brewery and Gillette. Boston's finest were represented at the event. Even Jet Blue donated a free round trip to the top fundraiser. Nice work securing these high profile sponsorships by the Save the Harbor development team.
This was a successful first year effort in pledge/personal fundraising. Here's to more Splashing and fundraising in the future.