Polar bear swim statistics

Event details          

Details 2014 2015 
Air temperature 6°C / 43°F   6°C / 43°F 
Water temperature 8°C / 46°F   8°C / 46°F 
Weather Cloud / Slight drizzle Sun 
No. of registered swimmers 2,550 (new record) 2,310
Winner of the Peter Pantages Memorial Trophy 1st male: Sam Cosgrove
1st female: Alanna Dyck
2nd: Trevor Olson
3rd: Stewart Crombie
1st male: Gareth Jones
1st female: Marissa Hunter
2nd: Lawrence Lam
3rd: Chris Anderson 
Polar Bear Swim Club President Lisa Pantages Lisa Pantages 
Past President Basil Pantages  Basil Pantages 
Announcer Bianca Cervantes
Mike Given
Mike Given
Rheanna Neil 
Promotion and commemorative buttons Province Newspaper
CFOX radio
Vancouver Park Board
Pantages family
CFOX radio
Vancouver Park Board
Pantages family
 
P.A. and music CFOX radio CFOX radio 
Safety and first aid Vancouver Park Board  Vancouver Park Board 
 

Summary by year

Year Registered swimmers Water temperature
2015 (95th) 2,310 8°C / 46°F
2014 2,550 (new record) 8°C / 46°F
2013 2,233 7°C / 44°F
2012 2,200 8°C / 46°F
2011 2,246 (old record) 6°C / 44°F
2010 (90th) 1,876 9°C / 48°F (warmest)
2009 1,588 6°C / 43°F
2008 1,787 6.5°C / 44°F
2007 1,601 8°C / 46°F
2006 1,560 8.5°C / 47°F
2005 (85th) 1,600 9°C / 48°F (warmest)
2004 1,410 6.5°C / 44°F
2003 1,200 8°C / 46°F
2002 1,420 6.5°C / 44°F
2001 1,600 8°C / 46°F
2000 (80th) 2,128 9°C / 48°F (warmest)
1999 1,475 7°C / 45°F
1998 1,365 8°C / 46°F
1997 1,135 5.5°C / 42°F
1996 1,435 8°C / 46°F
1995 (75th) 1,575 5.5°C / 42°F
1994 1,275 8°C / 46°F
1993 953 4.5°C / 40°F
1992 1,544 9°C / 48°F (warmest)
1991 1,200 5.5°C / 42°F
1990 (70th) 1,568 7°C / 45°F
1989 1,202 6.5°C / 44°F
1988 1,903 5.5°C / 42°F
1987 2,038 8.5°C / 47°F
1986 1,990 8.5°C / 47°F
1985 (65th) 1,718 3°C / 38°F (coldest)
1984 2,027 5.5°C / 42°F
1983 2,095 5.5°C / 42°F
1982 1,182 3°C / 38°F (coldest)
1981 2,046 8°C / 46°F
1980 (60th) 1,407 8°C / 46°F
1979 660 5.5°C / 42°F
1978 984 5.5°C / 42°F
1977 670 6.5°C / 44°F
1976 641 6°C / 43°F

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Prize Donors

Many thanks to the following companies who donated prizes to the 2014 swim:

  • CFOX radio
  • Aquabus Ferries
  • Blue Ruby Jewellers
  • Cactus Club Café at English Bay
  • Kind Energy Bars
  • Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Stepho’s Greek Taverna on Davie St.
  • Vancouver Giants Hockey Club
  • Vancouver Park Board

Last modified: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:15:36