Mike McCleary: Jolly Jumper, Mighty Acrobat

Mike McCleary in, “Hands Walking on Sand”


Mike McCleary is a core jumper who will stop at nothing to plunge into the frigid Atlantic Ocean for our annual cause.

One year, both of his legs fell asleep just before the Jump. For hours crouching in Mike’s Garage Woodshop, he carved ornate patterns in a classic colonial armoire made of rich mahogany.

The circulatory setback didn’t stop Mighty Mikey, however. He walked on his hands that day down to the water and dunked.