2020 -2021 Polar Bear Challenge

December 21, 2020 through March 21, 2021

This year’s Polar Bear Challenge was more challenging than usual: DC only partially open – all indoors facilities closed (including showers and saunas); reservations for limited number of slots per week; and if one couldn’t get a slot, their swims were off the beach, off the bleachers, and in several other venues around the SF Bay, with whatever amenities one could squeeze into their car.

Because of the addition challenges, the mileage requirement was adjusted: 20 miles for a Polar Bear, 10 miles for an old goat Polar Bear, or 40 swims (20 if OG) during the Polar Bear period which was December 21, 2020 through March 21, 2021.  Some amazing statistics: 187 people made their Polar Bears.  A number of people who had never done a Polar Bear did one for the first time – the Virgins.  And 68 people did not need the mileage adjustment, they still completed 40 miles.

First NameLast Name  Miles Swum# of SwimsPB Virgin or Old Goat?
PeterCullinan155OG
LaurenLesyna151.38
TomNeill146OG
TomKuglen140.75
JoeSpallone121
LucaPozzi120
ElaineVan Vleck107.5
XanderGroeneveld102118
LauraBurtch-Zovickian96
DukeDahlin91OG
MarcyMichael91OG
BrianAbel89.657V
LaurenAu Brinkmeyer79
ChrisWagner75OG
CesarManzano75
AngusAlcock73V
JoeIllick72OG
RenzoSereni72
PejmunHaghighi67.5
LawrenceRemstedt67.33
NealPowers60OG
BeckyFenson58.5
MichaelThoresen54
SalBalistreri5491OG
JohnMervin53
JasonProdoehl51.5
JoshuaBernstein50.7736V – OG
JonathanDePriest50.25
RichardHaymes50
JohnStassen50
MariaSereni50
JamieRobinson50OG
JosephOmran49.5OG
KieronLeslie48V
MattStromberg47.3436V
JohnRenko47.25
PieterKruit47
BiancaLiederer46
CaiusVan Nouhuys45
HollyReed45OG
RebeccaHandler44V
DanielHandler44
LauraMerkl44OG
StevePeletz43.75V – OG
DavidO’Reilly43V
MadhuriYechuri43
CameronMorris43
MickeyLavelle42.5OG
RebeccaTilley42
JohnHaymaker42
MorganKulla41.7OG
MarkRobinson4178
LewisHaidt41V
MarkHarrold41
MikeWalsh41V
ShaneMervin41V
KristinaKordesch41
CharlieCross40.7552OG
LisaDomitrovich40.25OG
EgonTerplan40.25V
KerryLaBelle40
TylerMeade40
TorLundgren40
JeffreyRussell40
KathleenDuffy40OG
AndyStone40OG
ClairePerry40V
SeanLavelle40
AnitaHolmquist40
RickPerez39V
SonaSondhi38.5
JoniBeemsterboer37.5OG
SteveCarlson36.98
AlexanderGermanacos36
AnneGermanacos36V – OG
CrissaWilliams34
BenjaminGrant33.517V
WolfRichter33OG
PeterNeubauer32.5OG
HalOffen32OG
DeanBadessa32OG
FiratYener31
GabriellaCross30.3OG
GabrielCastillo30
MichaelMatthay3060OG
WillPowning28.75OG
AlexBuehlmann28.5
JoeGannon28OG
TedTilles2840
KateMatthay27.554OG
JosephMannion26.5OG
MonicaTowers26OG
JimFrew2664
LollyLewis26OG
Kurtvan der Schalie25.75
JulianSapirstein25.7OG
LarryScroggins25.5OG
JohnGibbon25
MichaelBarber2541
DavidNosrati25V
AaronRosenthal25
PeterMolnar25V
VincentHuang25OG
BobbyLu25
MarlinGilbert25OG
RosaZapatero2545V
ElianaAgudelo25V
NaniTosoc24.8
PiaHinckle24
JanineCorcoran24V
PaulChong2448V
KenMiller24OG
MichaelKoga24V – OG
RobinRome23OG
AndrewWynn23
KristenSteck23V
CarterSeddon23
KenCoren22.75OG
RyanUtsumi22.5
LindsayCasablanca22.5OG
PaulineFarmer-Koppenol22.21V
StuartGannes22OG
LelandSmithson2250OG
JeffreyWagner22V
PierreBleuse2250V – OG
CathyHuang22OG
JulieMarcus22
WendySchuss21.5
HollandJa21.5V – OG
WafaaSabil21.447
KathleenSheridan21
JoeButler21OG
KristJake2142OG
GavinJefferies21
DerrickRebello21
KalaSherman-Presser21
ErikCufino21
NancyHornor21OG
BretDougherty20.5
AnikoKurczinak20.5OG
HeidiHowell20.582OG
ClaireTrepanier20.5OG
MarkGustin20.2527
NedFluet20.1V
WendyKordesch20
AnneSasaki20OG
DaraghPowers20OG
OmerThompson2034OG
ArnieOji20
PatrickMurphy20
ErinGasser20V
TimMcElligott20V
MaraIaconi20
PeterBadertscher20
RudeenMonte2045OG
DebraRose18OG
MarkMcKee1836OG
SuzanneHeim16.25OG
NancyLange1632OG
ElspethFarmer15V – OG
ClintCallan14.75OG
LindyEdward14V – OG
DavidMcGuire13.5OG
AndrewCassidy1321OG
KenFrank12.75OG
GeorgeRobin12.7546OG
EricShackelford12.5V – OG
JeanAllan12OG
CynthiaCristilli12V – OG
DeborahSullivan12OG
MagDonaldson12OG
ThomasMcGraw11.527OG
ArnieThompson10.5OG
JonNakamura10.5OG
SusanGarfield10.25OG
MichaelynnMeyers10.25OG
SumaSnehalatha1040
EmilySilverman10V – OG
MartyMattox1010V­ – OG
KevinShanahan10OG
DonnaSchumacher1020OG
TerryHuwe10OG
MegDePriest45V
BevinDaniels46V
DianeWalton> 20OG
ToddBloch45V
KarinMcClune42V – OG
NihanTiryaki42
JohnWilde52