Polar Bear 2016


With just over 30 days to Polar Bear 2016, the 21st running of the event, the enquiries are pouring in as is the case every year. We have a very brave 70-year-old driving his scooter from Johannesburg to take part in the swim to celebrate his birthday.

Goldco Midas is the medal sponsor for 2016 and has brought some fresh ideas to the table. The family  4×4 event will be staged by representatives from Bloemfontein, the Goldfields and Kroonstad clubs. As always we can look forward to lots of excitement for both competitor and spectator.

ENGO family welfare from Virginia will once again be the big winner here, all the gate takings as well as profits from food and refreshment sales will be used for their projects in our region namely Virginia, Hennenman, Ventersburg and surrounds. Polar Bear is their largest annual fundraiser.

We are preparing for 600 swimmers who each will receive the Goldco Midas full colour medal on completion of the swim.

Date: 25/6/16

Place: Sand River at Bundu Camp Ventersburg.

Time: 12:00

Cost: 1. R50.00 per car gains access to Bundu (for Engo)

2. R40.00 per swimmer entry up to and including 11:30

3. Late entries R50.00 at the river after 11:30.

No persons under the age of 10 are allowed to swim.

In 2015, 416 took to the 8 degree C waters of the Sand River in wet windy conditions, this year we hope for better weather but we will certainly not have warmer water.

Enquiries: Felix 0828514584