The 21st Show

Rebroadcast: This Man Jumped Into Lake Michigan Everyday For a Year


Photo courtesy of Dan O’Connor

Editor's Note: This segment originally aired in June 2021. 

A Chicago man plunged into Lake Michigan every day for an entire year. What started as a spontaneous and solitary act during the pandemic has transformed into a public event with the gathering of friends, family and local bands.

He joined The 21st to discuss what started this ritual and what kept him coming back to the lake.


Dan O’Connor, Chicago Resident and Lake Michigan Jumper


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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