Swimmers plunge in at the 13th annual Dip 4 Derek

Jan 02, 2019
Photo by: Morgan Brooke Derek O'Brien is on hand at the 13th annual Dip4Derek, to cheer on the swimmers.

Lincolnville — The 13th annual Dip 4 Derek took place at noon, Jan. 1, at Lincolnville Beach. Each year on New Year's Day, hardy souls take the plunge into Penobscot Bay to benefit Derek O'Brien, who suffered a spinal injury in a 2005 swimming accident. O'Brien was on hand to personally support and thank everyone who took the dip, as well as their support teams. For more information on Dip 4 Derek and how to contribute, call Peter Roper at 236-0074.

 

Twenty-six swimmers line up along Lincolnville Beach for the plunge in the annual Dip 4 Derek Jan. 1. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Four family members are ready to hit the waves Jan. 1. Top, from left, are Lorena and Puchi; bottom, from left, Sophia and Samantha. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Ashley Pezamowski, left, and her grandmother, Pam Tibbets, pose on the beach. This is Tibbetts' 13th year at the dip, and her granddaughter has participated most years since she was 10. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Swimmers prepare to run into the water at Lincolnville Beach Jan. 1 in the annual Dip 4 Derek. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Swimmers running into the chilly waves. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Swimmers running back to shore. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Swimmers, leaving the water. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
Swimmers, running back to get warm. (Photo by: Morgan Brooke)
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