The Polar Bear & Penguin challenges are a fun way to encourage swimming through the winter.
The Challenges run from 1 November to 31 March and successful challengees receive a medal, certificate and badge.
You must be 18 or over to enter any of the challenge levels.
You can enter the Polar Bear Challenge and the Penguin Challenge separately as two different events. If you want to challenge yourself for longer distances then you can enter Penguin to add the neoprene and get the distance / time in the water and then when your swim is finished you can strip off everything but the swimsuit to have a short dip to qualify as one of the shorter Polar Bear levels. Even if you just strip off the wetsuit before you exit the water and have a quick dunk that will be enough to qualify for Polar Bear Classic.