Polar Bear Swim 2020

Polar Bear Swim

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Polar Bear Swim

Take an invigorating dip in English Bay to celebrate 100 years of this annual New Year’s Day event. 

Whether you decide to take the plunge or just want to cheer on the polar bears, it’s surely the best way to start off the year.

Jump into 2020 with a splash

Enjoy musical entertainment, food trucks, and more.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12pm to 4pm
English Bay Beach

 The actual Swim takes place at 2:30pm. 

Register for a chance to win a 1-month Flexipass and a limited edition Polar Bear Swim prize pack! Registered swimmers will also receive a commemorative certificate, which will be emailed to them after the event.

Register now

Official Polar Bear Swim merchandise

Pre-order your official 2020 Polar Bear Swim merchandise.

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Contact us


Sponsorship and activation inquiries
Leeza Woo

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Polar bear swim statistics

Find out the number of swimmers and water temperature each year since 1976.