2021 Polar Bear Swim

They did it!

Chris and Erin braved the cold. Thank you for your donations and words of encouragement.

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 ESCA CancerSupport,  please email Chris (chris.swan@cancersupport.ch) and Erin (eringoeres@gmail.com).


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.


CHF 1,606 of CHF 1,000 raised

SUPPORT all the brave participants as they take a Polar Bear dip!

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ESCA CancerSupport
UBS Account Number: 243-341674.01F
Clearing number/Sort Code: 243 (UBS Lausanne)
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Donation Total: CHF 100

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Julie Tompkins Wagner

CHF 100 26 January 2022
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CHF 50 3 January 2022
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Karen Lally

CHF 50 3 January 2022
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Christina Grivea

CHF 200 1 January 2022

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

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Adrian Smart

CHF 50 31 December 2021
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Anne-Marie Lawrence

CHF 100 31 December 2021
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CHF 50 31 December 2021

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

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Rowan Unsworth

CHF 100 31 December 2021

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

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Hester Macdonald

CHF 50 31 December 2021

Go crazy Swan!

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Mats Ahnlund

CHF 100 31 December 2021
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Sharon Mcclenaghan- Rees

CHF 50 31 December 2021


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Anne Kerr

CHF 50 30 December 2021

Good luck