I started cold water dipping during Covid. I was drawn to the challenge of showing up…I kept coming for the camaraderie, support, laughs, tears, connection to a group of women, a feeling of belonging and nature through the seasons. Amy is the center of the group. Her aura of positivity, authenticity, and welcome brought women from all walks of life. It is amazing how Amy was able to reach people around the seacoast and the group grew from a few people to many. Everyone came for their own reasons, but were welcomed without judgment. I particularly liked seeing a variety of ages and bodies and people in bikinis or t-shirts, tutus or costumes…anything goes. Dipping with Amy changed my life when I needed to feel hopeful and connected to people.