We Wore Swim Caps to Celebrate the New Year

We wore swim caps to celebrate the new year

The Guinness world record for the largest gathering of people wearing swim caps was set in July of 2011, in Japan. The number was 546. Well, Denene and I were part of a group of people who crushed that number. That’s right (doing a little dance now) we toppled the former record when 2049 swim-cap-wearing folks stormed the beach beside the pier at Tybee Island, Ga. The rest, as they say, is now history, and we have the paperwork (and swim caps) to prove it. That’s right, Denene and I are listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

What kind of people show up on a holiday weekend to break a world record? Probably not the average Joe, or Jane…

Bringing up the rear were…

The horn sounded and we’d done it. A new record was set and…

It was time for the Polar Plunge. The water temperature was a mild 55 degrees, with air temps hovering in the mid-70’s. Not very polar-like, but everyone had a blast.

Even a sergeant from the Massachusetts State Police drove down to take the plunge, in uniform.

Now, as promised…Denene and I wearing our swim caps. Another one for the record books.

Maybe I’ll wear the cap at the next WPA. Who knows?

Until then…Happy New Year!