Welcome to The Polar Bear Challenge 2019-2020
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Welcome to my latest adventure...

The Polar Bear Challenge 2019-2020

Bude Seapool 1 miler! 

Cornish Tipi Lake

Between November and March I will be an ‘aspiring Jedi Polar Bear’. This is my second year of Polar Bearing and I have been well and truly bitten by the bug! 

What is a Jedi Polar Bear I hear you ask…well..to achieve this title I need to….swim 250 meters twice a month between 1st November and 31st March 2020 with a minimum monthly total of 3000 meters each month. 
To top that off I also need to swim 10 specified swim as follows…

  • 1500 Meters at 9 Degrees or less (December)
  • 2000 Meters at 9 Degrees or less (December)
  • 1250 Meters at 8 Degrees or less (January)
  • 1750 Meters at 8 Degrees or less (January) 
  • 1000 Meters at 7 Degrees or less (January) 
  • 1500 Meters at 7 Degrees or less (December)
  • 750 Meters at 6 Degrees or less (December)
  • 1250 Meters at 6 Degrees or less (January)
  • 500 Meters at 5 Degrees or less (February)
  • 1000 Meters at 5 Degrees or less (February)

In order to achieve the above swims I need to complete all swims within the given time frame in open water (no added heat) wearing a normal swimming costume, goggles and swim cap!

There will be a number of Penguins taking part so we can keep each other company throughout the challenge. Penguins are allowed to wear wetsuits, gloves and insulated hats and need to swim a minimum of 200 meters twice a month.

You can follow my progress on facebook at Sharky Siân
or come along on one of our swims/walks.
You can find forthcoming swims/walks at Cornwall OWLS

Wish me well and I’ll see you at the end of each month to share my journey.

For the Love of… 

👉 November Polar Bearing update!

👉 December Polar Bearing update!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Kareena Parkes

    What a lovely blog – ill be with you for some your swims xxxxxx

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    1. SharkySian

      Thank you my lovely mermaid 🧜🏻‍♀️ I’ll look forward to a swim soon X

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  2. Andrew B

    Great Blog Sian! Keep at it!

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    1. SharkySian

      Thank you Andrew. I hope you can join us soon x

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