Polar Bear Plunge!

Polar Bear


Bude Sea Pool - Saturday December 29th

Starting at 11AM. - Entries open Sunday November 24th

Come and enjoy a Twixtmas Polar Bear get together at Bude Sea Pool.

A fun winter skins swimming event with no racing or timings but lots of fun and medals guaranteed.  ( over 18s only ).

Relaxed Polar Bear swimwear rules - no wetsuits or rash vests but you can wear gloves, boots and any type or number of swimhats.

However if you want your swim to count towards the Polar Bear Challenge then strict Polar Bear swimwear rules apply.

Prize for best Polar Bear themed headwear worn during the Baby Bear or Plunge! event.

Prize for best dressed bear ( must be worn by a swimmer but the outfit does not need to be swum in ).

Medal for Baby Bear, Bear Necessities, Aussie Bear and Buddy Bears - and a badge for the Plunge!.

Baby Bear

2 lengths (200 metres approx ) - Prize for best polar bear themed headwear ( optional ).

Bear Necessities  

4 lengths (400 metres approx ) - ( this counts as 1 swim for PBC ).

Aussie Bear

6 lengths total with an Aussie exit and re-enter after length 3 ( 2 x 300 metres approx ).

( this counts as 1 swim for PBC )

Buddy Bears

Relay teams of 4 swimming 1 length of approx 100 metres each - there will be handicaps & penalties !

This will be more 'Wacky Races' than a serious event.

If you haven’t got a whole team we’ll make one up from other Spare Bears.

Polar Bear Plunge! -  everybody jumps in at the same time to swim together with optional Polar Bear themed headwear.


Maximum of 2 swims per person ( including relay ) and the Plunge!

Entry fee of £5.00 gets you 1 swim ( including relay ) & the Plunge!

Entry fee of £7.50 gets you 2 swims ( including relay ) & the Plunge!

Plus a £5 donation to Friends Of Bude Sea Pool on the day.

For more information please email PolarBearChallenges@aol.com