Polar Bear Challenge and Penguin Challenge 2019/20

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Entries will open in September - to be put on the mailing list please email MamaBear at PolarBearChallenges@aol.com

Please note there is an outside of UK supplement of £5 to be paid in addition to the challenge registration fee for overseas swimmers.

The Polar Bear Challenge and Penguin Challenge is a winter swimming challenge running from 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020 and the challenge is to complete a set number of swims and distances outdoors in the sea, river, lake or unheated lido during this period each month.

The Polar Bear challenge is run under the clothing rules of the Channel Swimming Association and the International Ice Swimming Association which means that the only attire allowed is one standard swimsuit ( which may not extend over the shoulders or below the knees ), a single standard silicone or latex swimhat ( no bubble or fancy hats), goggles, noseclips and earplugs if required.

The Penguin challenge does not have any clothing rules so you can wear anything you like including wetsuit. gloves, boots etc.

Please visit the webite www.PolarBearChallenges.com for details of the Challenge levels.

Polar Bear Challenge hats and hoodies are available here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WildSwimmer Orders will be sent out mid October.

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