Over 6,000 New Jerseyans took the icy dip to raise money for Special Olympics New Jersey. As Meteorologist Dan ZArrow reported, the air temperature was right around 30 degrees when swimmers took to the water.

See the kickoff of the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights as Big Joe Henry counts it down and everyone makes a run for the water in the video above.

To help donate to an amazing cause, visit SONJ.org