Erin polar bear swimming in Lake Geneva

2021 Polar Bear Swim

They did it!

Chris and Erin braved the cold. We would like to give a big THANK YOU to Erin and Chris. Also, we would like to thank everyone who donated to this fundraiser. We are happy to report this event raised a total of CHF 1,606. 

COVID 19 Omicron Update

Given the appearance of the Omicron variant and its impact on the management of the pandemic, we feel it wise to hold the Polar Bear Swim in various separate locations so we will NOT be gathering at Port Choiseul for the swim.

Polar Bear Swimmers – please swim in your usual favourite spot and send us photos of you in the water (chris.swan@cancersupport.ch) so that we can put them on the website.

Polar Bear Supporters – please show your support by donating in recognition of your favourite Polar Bear and spreading the word that your Polar Bear is swimming.

The swimmers are back! Building on the success of last year’s Winter Swim we are planning a new fundraising event: the New Year’s Eve Polar Bear Swim. And we want you to join us!

We’re going to jump in the lake as the weather gets colder…and colder…and colder…… We invite people to join us from around the lake and all over the world. We’ll post pictures and news on the website to chronicle the cold, the craziness, and the comedy bobble hats as we prepare for the big day!

Please help us by donating to this craziness – we would love to raise more than last year!!

If you too would like to become a polar bear in support of Cancer Support Switzerland,  please email Chris (chris.swan@cancersupport.ch) and Erin (eringoeres@gmail.com).

Water Temperature:

Click HERE to see how cold the water is today!

To see more about this craziness check out last year’s fundraiser- Coupe de Noel COVID version.

Donations

Christina Grivea

1 January 2022

Thank you for all you do lovely Chris. You’re the craziest person I know… with the biggest heart! Good lovely 💙💚💙💚

Amount Donated
CHF 200

Rowan Unsworth

31 December 2021

Well done Chris - you're our favourite polar bear!

Amount Donated
CHF 100

Anne-Marie Lawrence

31 December 2021

Amount Donated
CHF 100

Astrud Seager

20 December 2021

Good luck my wonderful brave dear Madame Swan 💞🤶

Amount Donated
CHF 100

Dannette Haley

5 December 2021

Atta girl Chris Swan!

Amount Donated
CHF 100

Mats Ahnlund

31 December 2021

Amount Donated
CHF 100

Julie Tompkins Wagner

26 January 2022

Amount Donated
CHF 100

Hester Macdonald

31 December 2021

Go crazy Swan!

Amount Donated
CHF 50

Nickie Greenwood

18 December 2021

So hope I will be well enough to take the dip with you too !

Amount Donated
CHF 50

Mark STEELE

31 December 2021

Well done Chris et al. Nice event for a great cause. Cheers to you, Mark & Barbara

Amount Donated
CHF 50

Anonymous

4 December 2021

Amount Donated
CHF 50

Jains

13 December 2021

Thanks you

Amount Donated
CHF 50

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