Day of the Plunge

Check In

• Some locations will feature pre-registration opportunities. Make sure to take advantage of these opportunities so you can arrive the day of the Plunge.

• Team captains may check in their team members if they have the following for each team member:
         • Team Roster
         • Registration form and waiver for each individual
         • All cash and check donations (checks can be written out to Special Olympics South Dakota)
         • T-shirt size

• If you completely check in at pre-registration, you will not need to check in on the day of the Plunge – just show up ready to have some fun!

• Registration for the Plunge closes when the Plunge begins.

Safety Tips


• All Plungers must wear shoes. Secured footwear is preferred – no flip flops!

• Do NOT dive or flip into the water. This is a safety precaution for all Plungers that is strictly enforced by the Dive Team.

• We advise you not to Plunge after drinking alcohol. Intoxicated people will not be permitted to Plunge.

• Wear a costume that’s appropriate and non-discriminatory. Anyone wearing an offensive costume won’t be allowed to plunge.

• Leave valuables at home or with a spectator. Special Olympics South Dakota is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

What to Expect


• There are no time slots. Each participant will get to Plunge on a first come basis.

• For adults, the water will not go over your head – unless you try!

• Trained Dive Team and EMT personnel are at the Plunge site for assistance to those who aren’t strong swimmers or if any accidents should take place.

• At pre-registration and day of registration, Plunge volunteers will have a list of online donations pledged in your name. This list will only be accurate as of two (2) days prior to the Plunge, so if you have any last minute online donations, please print a copy of your Personal Plunger Page. If you aren’t sure, bring a print out or your smart phone – just in case!

• Plungers are responsible for bringing all offline donations so that you can receive credit for those donations as well.

• Any last minute Plunge updates will be posted to Facebook and the Plunge Location pages.

What to Bring

• Make sure to bring at least one towel in order to be able to dry off and warm up.

• Old shoes, aquatic shoes, etc. All Plungers must wear shoes. Wear a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Don’t forget to bring a dry pair to wear afterwards!

• Dry replacement clothes. After you’re done Plunging, it’s nice to have some warm and dry replacement clothes for the Post-Plunge party and ride home.

• A duffel bag, backpack, garbage bag (to keep wet clothes separate from dry), etc. It’s a good idea to bring a bag with you of your dry clothes so you can put your wet clothes in there when you’re done Plunging.

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