Polar bear swim statistics

Event details

Details 2016 2017
Air temperature 3°C / 38°F 1°C / 34°F
Water temperature 8°C / 46°F 7°C / 44°F
Weather Sun Sun
No. of registered swimmers 2,110 1506
Winner of the Peter Pantages Memorial Trophy

1st male: Gareth Jones
1st female: Stephanie Duncombe
2nd: Lawrence Lam
3rd: many ties

1st male: Daniel Duncombe
1st female: Jessi Harwait
2nd: Trevor Olson
3rd: Casper Look, Isaac Maksym, tie

Polar Bear Swim Club President Lisa Pantages Lisa Pantages
Past President Basil Pantages Basil Pantages
Announcer

Maranda Guzzo
Tyler Miller

 Stephanie Florian

Promotion and commemorative buttons KiSS Radio
Vancouver Park Board
Pantages family
 

KiSS FM/Jack FM Radio
Vancouver Park Board
Pantages family

 

P.A. and music KISS Radio KiSS FM adio
Safety and first aid Vancouver Park Board Vancouver Park Board

Summary by year

Year Registered swimmers Water temperature
2017 1,506 7°C / 44°F
2016 (96th) 2,110 8°C / 46°F
2015 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

Contact the Polar Bear Swim Coordinator

Glenn Schultz
Vancouver Aquatic Centre
glenn.schultz@vancouver.ca