I was going to do this on New Years (Day.), but I decided not to. Actually, I just got lazy. But it is a brand new year, and I do want to make some (Positive.) changes and do some things that I've never tried before. And heck, it is for a good cause and for charity, which I give to and help out when possible (I'm something of a do-gooder.). Do you have to train ahead of time or in advance for it, and if so, what kind of training do you have to do and for how long (Days, a week, etc.)? There is one thing that I'm REALLY worried about, though. No, it's not getting Frostbite or Hypothermia or anything like that (Which many people who do this seemingly get.). No, this is something far crueler and far worse: SHRINKAGE!
I did it twice through my company for a charity fundraiser. First of all, it doesn't require skinny dipping so if shrinkage is a factor, no one will know but you. The worse part is waiting around to jump in, at these events it might take an hour or two. Wear a warm robe or something. Then you jump in, immediately get out and hit the locker room for a hot shower. It's not bad.
I did one last summer on the Oregon Coast at scout camp (my son's camp). Again the worse part was getting up before 6am, hiking down to the beach in swimwear, walking on the cold sand barefoot. By the time we got in the ocean it wasn't much worse. Then we had to hike a mile back to the showers. But I got a camp patch to take home.