How it works - enter the Challenge by choosing your Challenge level and registering with EventBrite.
If, during the course of The Challenge, you find the going tough you can drop down through the levels but you can't go up. e.g. You can start as Jedi and drop down all the way to Penguin but you can't upgrade from Gold to Arctic.
Swim the swims relevant to your chosen level in your own time but make sure that you complete all the required swims and distances each month. For Jedi Challenge the specified swims do not have to be done in any particular order. You do not need to provide evidence of your swims other than for the Jedi swims at 7.00 degrees or less in which case a photograph of two thermometers recording the temperature needs to be submitted.
( Thermometers can be the aquarium type with a probe that you can pick upon ebay or something similar )
At the end of each month an online form will be emailed to you to complete and return confirming that you have completed that month's swims. There's also a facebook group so you can join in with the other Polar Bear swimmers and share pics and stories and get information.
You'll receive regular emails from MamaBear with hints and tips - especially in the run up to the start of the Challenge - and I'm always here to give advice should you need it.
Except for the Penguin Challenge only a swimsuit, single silicone hat, goggles and earplugs may be worn. No neoprene, wetsuits, boots or gloves may be worn.
When your final March swim is done you will receive a badge and certificate.