By: Blonde Two
Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce that, on March 31st 2019, I successfully completed the Devon and Cornwall Wild Swimming 2019 Gold Polar Bear Challenge. Between November 2018 and March 2019:
- No neoprene – just a swimsuit, goggles and a latex hat
- Two outdoor swims per month of at least 250 metres in length
- A total of 5000 metres over the five months
I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, haven’t had one cold this winter and have suffered only numb toes, tingling fingers and rosy cheeks. I can now wear my gold hat with pride (well I will be able to when the water warms up a tad, I have swapped back to neoprene and put my gloves back on until at least May!)
Thanks to Pauline and all at Devon and Cornwall Wild Swimming for organising the challenge.