AWOLNATION (music group)

Like/Dislike: Josh Bronson, Polar Bear Plunger

Like/Dislike: Josh Bronson, Polar Bear Plunger

Curious to know exactly how it feels to jump into near-freezing water? Ask Josh Bronson — he's done it as a Polar Bear Plunge participant for the past two years and he's prepping for a third plunge this weekend.

"It can feel like anything from taking ice and rubbing it all over your body [to] being stabbed repeatedly all over your body," said Bronson, 34, who lives in Westminster.

The event benefits Special Olympics Maryland and features the majority of its plunges on Saturday at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis (for more information, go to Bronson, who works in campus law enforcement at McDaniel College, first got involved because the Maryland...